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08/02/2017

Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated After Train Derailment in Bedford County

Harrisburg, PA - The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA Headquarters outside Harrisburg has been activated with personnel from multiple state agencies after a train derailment in Hyndman Borough, Bedford County.

Specially trained staff from the following agencies are monitoring on-scene events: Human Services, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Fish and Boat, PA State Police, Public Utility Commission, Environmental Protection, Transportation, Military and Veterans Affairs, Health, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, and American Red Cross.

PEMA and DEP liaisons are currently on scene, working closely with county and local emergency management personnel.

At this time, residents are reminded to monitor local media and follow the guidance of local emergency response personnel.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ruth Miller - 717-651-2009

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