Subcommittee Workshop on Mitigation and the Community Rating System

Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth Street, Sunbury, Pennsylvania

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0 Wednesday, September 02, 2015 @ 09:00 | Contact: Jim Billimoria 202-225-9446

Background Memo

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth Street, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Members of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management will host a workshop to examine how local communities can implement flood mitigation measures and take advantage of the Community Rating System to reduce risk and loss and drive down costs to individuals, businesses, and communities. The event will bring together federal, state, and local officials to discuss the Community Rating System (CRS), mitigation, and other efforts that can be implemented to reduce risk and disaster impacts, ultimately driving down costs and losses. It will feature presentations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Dauphin County, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, and SEDA-Council of Governments regarding their lessons learned, the resources available, and how to address challenges and limitations.

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