Senior Health Fair/Flu Shot Clinic Thank You
9/28/2018
Senior Health Fair/Flu Shot Clinic

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Senior Health Fair/Flu Shot clinic this morning. It was great seeing everyone who stopped by and made it a successful event.
 
 
Protecting Road Construction Workers
 

This week the House passed Senate Bill 172 by a vote of 173-22 to deter motorists from exceeding the posted speed limits in work zones. The bill would authorize PennDOT to establish a pilot program to place speed cameras in active work zones on limited access highways. The cameras would be permitted to operate when employees are actively working in the zone. In 2016, there were 2,075 crashes in work zones, including 16 fatalities, across the Commonwealth. The number of fatalities increased to 19 in 2017.
 
 
House Votes to Protect Victims of Childhood Sexual Assault
 

 
The House passed legislation this week eliminating the criminal statute of limitations for prosecutions of sexual abuse of minors and extending the civil statute of limitations for lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of minors until the victim reaches 50 years of age. The legislation also opens a two-year statute of limitations window for those victims claiming abuse who are beyond the age of 50.

Senate Bill 261 passed the House by a vote of 173-21 and now goes back to the Senate for concurrence.
 
 
Emergency Alert to Sound Test Next Week

 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Oct. 3.

The wireless portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. During this time, WEA compatible cell phones that are switched on, within range of an active cell tower and whose wireless provider participates in WEA should be capable of receiving the test message. Some cell phones will not receive the test message, and cell phones should only receive the message once.

The EAS test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test message will be similar to regular monthly EAS test messages with which the public is familiar.

The WEA system is used to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children and other critical situations through alerts on cell phones. The national test will use the same special tone and vibration as with all WEA messages (i.e. tornado warning, AMBER Alert). Users cannot opt out of receiving the WEA test.
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