The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is inviting city and county officials and administrators to a workshop in order to develop emergency action plans for local cities and counties. The workshops will be held, at no charge, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three different locations.
The focus of each workshop will be to capture lessons learned from previous floods. They will include an opportunity to discuss contact lists, authority, mutual aid, communications, flood elevations and evacuation plans. Workshop topics will also include task lists, shelters, critical facilities and hazardous materials, as well as exercise plans and mitigation.
Attendees are invited to bring flood-fight-related materials and laptops. The schedule will include time to work in groups and council members are invited as well.
Workshop dates and locations are:
Feb. 14: Carver County Justice Center Feb. 15: Blue Earth County Justice Center
Emergency Operations Center Emergency Operations Center
606 East 4th Street 401 Carver Road
Chaska, MN Mankato, MN
Feb. 16: Lyon County Law Enforcement Center
Sheriff’s Office, Basement Meeting Room
611 West Main Street
Check out the workshop guidebook at: www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/FloodRiskManagement/EmergencyActionPlanGuidebook.aspx.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Terry Zien at 651-290-5714 or Terry.R.Zien@usace.army.mil.
The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.