Floodproofing workshops in Towanda on May 7

By WBNG News

Floodproofing workshops in Towanda on May 7

May 4, 2013 Updated May 4, 2013 at 4:24 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The PA Silver Jackets, an interagency flood risk management team, will hold a nonstructural flood proofing workshop on May 7.

According to a news release:

The workshop will consist of a daytime session for community officials, and an evening session open to the public from 7-9pm at the Towanda Fire Department Banquet Hall located on 101 Elm Street, Towanda, PA 18848.

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

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

Credit will be provided to certified floodplain managers attending the event.

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

For questions regarding the flood proofing workshop, please contact Marisa Lewis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at 410-962-2926 or marisa.n.lewis@usace.army.mil