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WVCA takes part in Flood Resiliency Day - 2/15/24
posted by: Davin White

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- WVCA staff took part in Flood Resiliency Day at the state Capitol on Feb. 14, which was in the middle of Flood Resiliency Week. It was a great opportunity to connect with partners that include the State Resiliency Office, FEMA, West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Weather Service, and others on areas of common concern.

West Virginians continue to be vulnerable to flood risk, and the work of these partnering agencies is as important as ever.

The West Virginia Conservation Agency is directly involved in flood prevention through the repair -- and in some cases, full rehabilitation of -- small watershed dams across the state, and by responding to flooding events, as we did this past summer in eastern Kanawha County.  

Our friends at the State Resiliency Office, who took the lead on Flood Resiliency Week, wrote:

One of the primary tasks of the State Resiliency Office is to provide education and outreach concerning flood awareness, disaster preparedness and recovery. Flood Resilience Week provides a great opportunity for residents to learn how to make their homes, businesses, and communities more resilient to flooding. ... Flood preparedness is the responsibility of every citizen. West Virginians are urged to make resiliency a priority in their household and community. If we work together, as a team, we can help to assure that communities are better prepared for floods and other disasters.

Below are some photos from Flood Resiliency Day.



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