State Leaders Leave Harrisburg for Flood Visit

Friday, Jun 28, 2013  |  Updated 5:25 PM EDT
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State Leaders Leave Harrisburg for Flood Visit

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With major bills in limbo and less than three days left in the legislative session, the state's top leaders flew to north-central Pennsylvania to survey the damage from recent heavy rains and flooding.

The Pennsylvania National Guard's Black Hawk helicopter on Friday took Gov. Tom Corbett, House Speaker Sam Smith and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati over damaged areas. They include Jefferson County, where Smith and Scarnati lives, and Clearfield and Clinton counties. All three were expected to return to the Capitol later in the day.

State Adjutant General Wesley Craig and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency chief Glenn Cannon accompanied the state leaders.

 

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