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Governor Surveys Storm Damage

Corbett signed a disaster emergency proclamation.

Gov. Tom Corbett toured Montgomery County on Thursday. (Patch file photo)
Gov. Tom Corbett toured Montgomery County on Thursday. (Patch file photo)

Gov. Tom Corbett toured the area Thursday morning, and signed a disaster emergency proclamation.

“I have activated the resources of twelve state agencies and this morning was notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that my request for support services from the federal government has been approved,” Corbett said. 

The FEMA assistance is for residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties.  

The governor toured areas in Montgomery County on Thursday morning. Montgomery County had the most residents still without power on Thursday, an estimated 130,000

Speaking Thursday morning, Corbett urged Pennsylvanians to use caution when seeking alternative heating methods for their homes.

“Due to the potentially lethal consequences from carbon monoxide poisoning, citizens are reminded not to use grills or generators indoors. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is found in combustion fumes like those made by generators, lanterns and gas ranges and can be fatal,” the Governor’s Office said in a statement.

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