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Posted 3/24/2017

Release no. 17-005


Contact
Jeff Hawk
412-395-7500/01/02
CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil
412-395-7503 (fax)
1000 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4186

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Silver Jackets team and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will host three, regional, nonstructural workshops in the Western Pennsylvania area for the purpose of achieving community flood risk reduction and awareness. The workshops are scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh, Butler and Erie, Pa., on April 4, 5 and 6, respectively.  

An afternoon workshop will be conducted for community officials from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; the public is invited to attend an evening workshop session from 7 until 9 p.m. 

April 4: Green Tree Municipal Building, 10 West Manilla Ave., Green Tree, PA 15220 

April 5: Butler County EMA Office, 120 McCune Drive, Butler, PA  16001 

April 6: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA  16505 

While these events are free, attendance will be limited. To reserve a seat, email RA-SHAZMITOFF@PA.GOV with the location and session (community officials or public) you would like to attend.

The events will give attendees an opportunity to learn about the different types of nonstructural flood proofing techniques from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee. The discussion will include topics such as elevating buildings, wet and dry flood proofing and relocation/acquisition.

Federal and state representatives will be on hand to discuss other floodplain management topics, such as the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System.

Continuing Education Credits are pending approval from ASFPM for floodplain managers who attend. 

For more information on flood proofing, visit the National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee website: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/ProjectPlanning/nfpc/aspx

For questions regarding the flood-proofing workshop, please contact Michael Debes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at (412) 395-7327 or Michael.R.Debes@usace.army.mil.

American with Disabilities Act information: The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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