16 PA Counties in Drought Watch Sunday’s high, 89; Overnight low, 56 CLOUDS WILL INCREASE TODAY WE MAY HAVE AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM. A HIGH OF 82. A LOW TONIGHT OF 64. SCATTERED SHOWERS TOMORROW, A HIGH OF 84 OVERNIGHT LOW OF 60. WEDNESDAY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SPRINKLES, A HIGH OF 82 AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF 63. Drought watch issued for 16 counties including three in BFB Service Area….Covid cases inch up in region…marauding bear killed by vehicle in Sweden Township….Covington woman accused of physically harassing elderly victims…..Montrose teen driver hurt in collision on Route 219 in McKean County…Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Friday declared a drought watch for 16 counties: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Perry, and Potter. Residents are asked to reduce their individual water use 5 percent to 60 gallons per day, based on a statewide average of 62 gallons per person per day. DEP recommends the following ways to reduce water use:

  • Run water only when necessary. Don’t let the faucet run while brushing your teeth or shaving. Shorten the time you let the water run to warm up before showering. Use a bucket to catch the water and then reuse it to water your plants.
  • Run the dishwasher and washing machine only with full loads.
  • When watering your garden, be efficient and effective: Water in the evening or morning, and direct the water to the ground at the base of the plant, so you don’t waste water through evaporation.
  • Check for household leaks. For example, a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily.
  • Replace older appliances with high-efficiency, front-loading models that use about 30 percent less water and 40-50 percent less energy.
  • Install low-flow plumbing fixtures and aerators on faucets.

Varying localized conditions during a drought watch may lead individual water suppliers or municipalities to request more stringent conservation actions by residents. fermoir bracelet cartier 723braceletpascher3067 DEP is notifying all water suppliers in these counties of the need to monitor their supplies and be prepared by updating their drought contingency plans as necessary. Some public water systems have already begun voluntary and mandatory water restrictions to preserve their drinking water supplies. DEP makes drought watch, warning, or emergency declaration recommendations based on four indicators. The agency gets stream flow and groundwater level data from a statewide network of gauges maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition, DEP monitors precipitation and soil moisture and gets information from public water suppliers. DEP shares these data with other state and federal agency personnel who make up the Commonwealth Drought Task Force. boucle doreille onyx braceletpascher6034 Drought watch and warning declarations are determined by DEP, with support of the task force. Drought emergency declarations follow a similar process, with final approval by the Governor. Find more detailed information at www.dep.pa.gov/drought. The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 22, that there are 619 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 129,048. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19 and they continue to go up slightly here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area. Tioga county has 46; Elk 64, (that’s the hot spot in the region); McKean, 35. Potter has gone up to 24 and Cameron has 8 cases. Across the New York State border, Cattaraugus has 180 cases and Allegany County has 85. cristal romantique rose rouge noir bleu couleur email libellule bracelet pour les femmes conception simple charmant cadeau bijoux Allegheny County Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh is reporting an increase of 86 cases and Philadelphia County is reporting an increase of 80 cases. The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 16 and August 22 is 157,396 with 4,889 positive cases. There were 20,088 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 22. These results represent the total number of tests administered. There are 7,578 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 2 new deaths reported. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard. Mask-wearing is required in all Pennsylvania businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 according to health experts. bracelet homme samsung galaxy watch 718braceletpascher3531 There are 645 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 1,423,972 patients who have tested negative to date. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 20,708 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,387 cases among employees, for a total of 25,095 at 915 distinct facilities in 61 counties including in Elk and McKean. Out of the total deaths 5,126 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 9,307 of the total cases are among health care workers. The Cinnamon Bear that has damaged or destroyed several vehicles in the Coudersport area along with opening and entering many, ironically was struck by a vehicle in Sweden Valley, over the weekend damaging that vehicle and died at the scene. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene. The PA Game commission removed the bruin and along with Sweden Township police thanked everyone that tried and assisted to locate and capture the bear humanly. Residents are still encouraged to lock and secure your vehicles as there may be other bears still creating damages in the area. Mansfield base State Police have not released the name of a 32 year old Westfield man charged with physical harassment for an incident allegedly taking place last Wednesday afternoon on Route 349 in Clymer Township. The suspect was given a non-traffic citation for harassment for an incident involving a 57 year old Sabinsville woman. And troopers at Mansfield did not release the name of a 47 year old Covington woman who is charged with physical harassment or an incident allegedly taking Friday afternoon on Wheeler Lane in Covington Township. Police claim that during a domestic assault the woman committed the crime against a an 89 year old Covington man and a 65 year old Covington woman. State police at Lewis Run are investigating an alleged corruption of minors incident reportedly taking place on August 14 on West Washington Street at Fernwood Drive in Bradford Township investigation is continuing. collier femme argent 925 collierpascher7322 Troopers at Lewis Run have released details about a one vehicle mishap occurring last Wednesday at around 11:30am in Eldred Township. Courtney Peterson of Lake City, Florida was trying to make a U turn in the parking lot of Andrews Auto Salvage, and while doing the trailer being hauled by his International Harvester tractor trailer truck telephone wires with his trailer causing them to break and fall to the ground. opex bracelet cuir braceletpascher1149 The operator was injured. A 64 year old Bradford man whose name was not released has been cited for DUI after police pulled over his 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe on South Kendall Avenue at Lafferty Hollow Road in Foster Township. Friday night just before midnight. Police say they stopped him for a traffic violation and upon further investigation, they determined he’d been driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for a blood draw and charges are pending the results of that chemical testing. Two area residents have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after they were stopped on Route 59 at Klondike Road in Corydon Township McKean County Friday afternoon for a traffic violation, Bryce O’Brien, 24 year of Turtlepoint man and 19 year old Cary Billyard of Port Allegany have been charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after troopers stopped their vehicle on Route 59 near Klondike Road. A Montrose Pennsylvania teenager was hurt in a one vehicle crash occurring Friday afternoon in Hamilton Township McKean County. Troopers at the Lewis Run barracks say that Riley Jensen was going east on Route 6 when his Ford Focus failed to negotiate a left hand curve, went off the road and collided with a mailbox then continued for about 300 yards across a field where it struck a tree before coming to rest about 25 yards off the east side of the highway. He was taken to UPMC Kane where treatment of undetermined injuries. collier argent boule strass collierpascher4440 Ridgway based State Police have arrested a 42 year old Brockway man for DUI after stopping his 2001 Chevy Silverado on Route 219 in Horton Township, back on June 26. After interviewing the driver they determined he was driving under the influence. Police also did not release the name of a 42 year old Brockway man who is accused of physical harassment involving a 35 year old Brockport man during an argument back on June 26 in Horton Township.