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Air Quality Alert

The Department of Environmental Protection has issued a a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for areas South and East of the immediate Lehigh Valley. This is due to ground level Ozone affecting our region on Wednesday May 17th. An air quality alert means that air quality in the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For more information, visit www.airnow.org The following counties are affected: New Castle-Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Cecil-Kent MD- Queen Annes-Talbot-Caroline-Sussex-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset- Middlesex-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester- Camden-Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- Southeastern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester- Eastern Chester-Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks- Lower Bucks This includes the following cities: Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Elkton, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Newton, Washington, Morristown, Flemington, Somerville, New Brunswick, Freehold, Sandy Hook, Trenton, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,Long Beach Island, Wharton State Forest, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and...

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Bicycle Safety

Bicycle safety begins before you even start your ride. With bike riding being fun and popular with all ages, it is easy to forget that it is actually exercise. Before you set off on your bicycle, remember to check your tire pressure and make sure they are at the proper inflation pressure. If you have kids, teach them how to be safe on their bicycles from the very beginning. Start with giving them the proper size bike, that means buying them a bike that they will be able to ride now and not grow into. A bike that is...

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like to remind the public that May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycle incidents have been on the rise nearly 10% in the past 20 years according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles travel approximately 21 million miles a year and only count for 5% of registered vehicles on the road. A report from the NHTSA states motorcyclists were more than 26 times more likely to die in an accident than car occupants. Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. This means...

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5-1 Thunderstorm Update

5-1-17 will be a stormy day for the Lehigh Valley although most of the storms are not going to be present until later this evening. Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1233 AM CDT Mon May 01 2017 ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING ACROSS MUCH OF THE LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION...THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY AND THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS INTO MID ATLANTIC COAST.... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms are expected to develop and overspread much of the lower Great Lakes region, the upper Ohio Valley and central Appalachians into the Mid...

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Lancaster County Earthquake

On April 23rd 2017, an earthquake occurred 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) East, Southeast of Millersville, Pa in Lancaster County. It was a magnitude 2.3 earthquake and was 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) deep. No injuries were reported and there was no damage done to structures. It did create hundreds of calls to the 911 center in Lancaster County and surrounding areas. Below we have a shake map of who felt the earthquake. Hundreds of small earthquakes happen every day but we do not feel most of them. For more details and maps, please visit the link below: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ld60134206#executive From the...

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