Governor Wolf Announces Deployment of National Guard, Fish and Boat Personnel, Aircraft to Support Florence Response

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Deployment of National Guard, Fish and Boat Personnel, Aircraft to Support Florence Response Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that more than 25 Pennsylvania National Guard members and six Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission rescue technicians, along with two UH-60 Black Hawks and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, left from Fort Indiantown Gap and Johnstown, Pennsylvania en route to McEntire Joint National Guard Base, near Columbia, South Carolina to assist with a response to Hurricane Florence.“I am incredibly proud our National Guard members and the Fish and Boat Commission personnel for their readiness and willingness to assist where needed – in Pennsylvania and in other parts of the U.S. during difficult times,” Gov. Wolf said. “While we continue to help those in Pennsylvania affected by recent flooding, we also are thinking of our fellow citizens in North and South Carolina as they prepare for Hurricane Florence. I want everyone to know that Pennsylvania is with them, wishing safe passage through this storm.”The National Guard aircraft and crew will integrate with thousands of National Guard members and first responders who are prepositioning assets and supplies to be used in the response to Hurricane Florence.The Fish and Boat Commission technicians are trained members of the PA Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, or PA-HART. The team deployed with one rescue truck and trailer containing a cache of rescue support equipment, including inflatable boats.The Pennsylvania National Guard responded to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.center_img September 13, 2018last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win over Pacers

first_img“They have incredible defenders on their team,” Irving said. “They use their length very well. They control the paint. We just have to do the right things. Getting all those jitters out for the first game, I’m always happy just to get the feel-out game out of the way. Now you can really see where you can improve.”The Celtics trailed by seven at halftime but held Indiana to just eight third-quarter points as they took control. Related News “I think that experience, firsthand, is always the best teacher,” Irving said. “You come out, you don’t shoot particularly well. Throughout the regular season, we’ve been in positions like that. … We just had to turn that page. It’s the next play mentality. We weren’t shooting well. … But, it’s a series.“We come out, any time in the game, runs can happen, anyone can come in and make an impact. And it just doesn’t have to be on the offensive end.”Irving scored 20 points on 6-of-17 shooting in the win. He also added a game-high seven assists along with five rebounds.“I’ve been in a few playoff games like that, I’ve been on both ends,” Irving said. “That’s where the really gritty individuals make their mark. Just the focus level on the game plan really comes to the ultimate level and we depend on each other that much more. Steve Kerr, Warriors delay film session to watch Tiger Woods win Masters NBA Playoffs 2019: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons sound off on boos from 76ers fanscenter_img Kyrie Irving isn’t worried about the Celtics’ offense.Boston struggled on that side of the ball yet still managed to pull out an 84-74 win over the Pacers on Sunday at TD Garden in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series. Irving, the Celtics star, discussed the victory with reporters after the game. “When we’re in the trenches like that, just continue to get stops. You’re always in the game in the playoffs, no matter what, if you keep playing the right way.”The Celtics and Pacers will return to action Wednesday in Boston in Game 2.last_img read more