PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2017) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting two public workshops on the use of nonstructural measures for reducing flood risk to residential, commercial and public property. The meetings will be held on June 22 and June 24 at the Daniel Dowling Legion Post in Ambler, PA.
During the first hour of the workshops, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee will discuss different flood proofing techniques including elevating buildings, wet and dry flood proofing, and relocation/acquisition. The remainder of the program will feature an open house where attendees can learn about other flood risk management topics, including various federal and state programs. Representatives from FEMA, EPA, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and Montgomery County are expected to participate.
The June 22 workshop will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and the June 24 workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. The Daniel Dowling Legion Post is located at 351 Maple Street, Ambler PA 19002. The event is free, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, please register at:
For more information on flood proofing please visit the National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee Website: http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/ProjectPlanning/nfpc.aspx
Release no. 17-013