Pennsylvania Silver Jackets’ Flood Risk Management Resources Website

Category: Risk Communication/Outreach

Point of Contact: Stacey Underwood, USACE Baltimore District, (410) 962-4977,

Project Description: In 2012, the Pennsylvania Silver Jackets team developed a website to provide Pennsylvania residents and business owners with the best resources for information related to flood preparedness and response. The site is divided into three sections: Before the Flood/General Information, During the Flood, and After the Flood. Each section contains some of the most frequently asked questions regarding floods and provides links to resources that can answer those questions.

The site is located here:

Issues Encountered:  None.

Funding Stream(s): TThis project was an interagency effort – USACE compiled and built the site, and several other PA Silver Jackets team members helped to gather the most relevant resources to include.



Floodplain Management and
Mitigation Success Stories

Drainage Improvements and Floodplain Enhancements
Dauphin County -Township of Derry Drainage Improvements

Emergency Management/Planning
Luzerne County - Wyoming Valley Emergency Action Plan

Emergency Management/Warning Notification
Northumberland County - Sunbury Flood Operations Center

Flood Risk Management
Columbia County - Flood Risk Management project for Kawneer Company, Inc.
Northumberland County - Sunbury Flood Risk Management System
Columbia County - Bloomsburg Airport Elevation
Columbia County - Design and Construction of a Flood Control System for Autoneum North America, Inc. and the Windsor Woods facility
Montour County - Danville Area Middle School

Hazard Mitigation
Venango County - Oil City Ice Boom

Local Preparedness
Allegheny County - Etna Borough Municipal Building Floodproofing
Blair County - City of Altoona Community Rating System (CRS) Program

Local Preparedness/Mitigation
Butler County - Harmony Junction Dam Removal, Connoquenessing Creek, Jackson Township
Mercer County - Cunningham Memorial Dam Removal, Grove City
Dauphin County - Stage Inundation Map Library for the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg
Union County - Acquisition and Demolition of Ten Flood Prone Properties located on South Sixth Street in the Borough of Lewisburg

Local Preparedness/Warning Notification
Cameron County - Outdoor Siren Warning System at the George B Stevenson Dam

Spatial Data Survey of 67 counties

Risk Communication/Outreach
Pennsylvania Silver Jackets’ Flood Risk Management Resources Website