1. July 2013
  1. TABLE OF CONTENTS
      1. 1. INTRODUCTION 2
      2. 2. HOW TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN 4
      3. REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES 6
      4. 4. PUBLIC NOTICE POSTING FOR AN EAP 7
      5. APPENDIX I DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 9
      6. APPENDIX II COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES 10
      7. APPENDIX III PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AREA OFFICES 14
      8. APPENDIX IV POSTING NOTICE FORM 15
      9. APPENDIX V PL 84-99 INSPECTION CHECKLIST SNAPSHOT 16
      10. ATTACHMENT A SAMPLE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN 17
    1. 1. INTRODUCTION
      1. A. What is a Flood Protection Project?
      2. B. What is a Flood Protection Project Emergency?
      3. C. What is an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?
      4. D. Why is an EAP necessary?
    2. 2. HOW TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
      1. B. Involve the Engineer
      2. C. How the County Emergency Management Coordinator can help
      3. D. Five Year Update Requirements
    3. 3. REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES
      1. B. Reviewing and Revising an Existing DEP-Approved EAP
    4. 4. PUBLIC NOTICE POSTING FOR AN EAP
    5. APPENDICES:
    6. ATTACHMENTS:
  2. APPENDIX I
  3. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
  4. PROTECTION
  5. BUREAU OF WATERWAYS ENGINEERING
  6. AND WETLANDS
  7. DIVISION OF PROJECT INSPECTION
  8. P.O. BOX 8460
  9. Harrisburg, PA 17105
  10. 717-787-7432
  11. APPENDIX II
  12. COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  13. AGENCIES
  14. APPENDIX III
  15. PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AREA OFFICES
  16. APPENDIX IV
  17. POSTING NOTICE FORM
    1. FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT
    2. AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR
    3. A COPY OF THIS PLAN, INCLUDING AN INUNDATION MAP NOTING
    4. AREAS IN
    5. SUBJECT TO FLOODING IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE, IS AVAILABLE
    6. FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
  18. NOTICE
  19. APPENDIX V
  20. PL 84-99 INSPECTION CHECKLIST SNAPSHOT
    1. 2. Text printed in RED needs to be revised to be project/sponsor specific
      1. EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
      2. SURVEILLANCE, WARNING AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES
      3. SWIFTWATER FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT
      4. DEP NUMBER C 68:01
      5. LOCATED ACROSS SWIFTWATER CREEK IN LINCOLN TOWNSHIP , LIBERTY COUNTY
      6. LATITUDE 39° 56’ 21” LONGITUDE -77° 15’ 44”
      7. PROJECT FEATURES: LEVEE, CONCRETE CHANNEL, STREAM ENCLOSURE
      8. PROJECT SPONSOR: LINCOLN TOWNSHIP
      9. CENTRAL CITY, PA 17000
      10. TELEPHONE: BUSINESS: 717-555-1234
      11. HOME: 717-555-5678
      12. CELL:
      13. E-MAIL:
      14. ADDRESS: RTE 234 NORTH, BOX 321
      15. CENTRAL CITY, PA 17000
      16. TELEPHONE: BUSINESS: 717-555-3421
      17. HOME: 717-555-8675
      18. CELL:
      19. E-MAIL: WEB PAGE:
      20. FEB. 1, 2012
  21. TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. PROMULGATION AND CONCURRENCE 19
    2. I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE 20
    3. II. SITUATION 20
    4. III. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS 20
    5. IV. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 22
    6. V. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS 25
    7. VI. EXERCISE AND TRAINING 27
    8. VII. PLAN MAINTENANCE AND DISTRIBUTION 27
    9. ATTACHMENTS
  22. PROMULGATION AND CONCURRENCE
      1. I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
      2. II. SITUATION
      3. III. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
      4. IV. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES - EMERGENCY RESPONSE
      5. 2. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
      6. VI. EXERCISE AND TRAINING
      7. VII. PLAN MAINTENANCE AND DISTRIBUTION
      8. ATTACHMENTS:
    1. LIST ATTACHMENTS:
  23. ATTACHMENT A
  24. INUNDATION MAP
  25. ATTACHMENT B
  26. TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS
  27. ATTACHMENT C
  28. LOCATION MAP
      1. DIRECTIONS:
      2. Follow Dirt Access Road approximately 300 feet to Levee.
  29. ATTACHMENT D
  30. TELEPHONE ROSTER
    1. NON-EMERGENCY EMERGENCY
    2. PROJECT SPONSOR: J.D. JONES 717-555-8675 717-555-3421
    3. PROJECT OPERATOR: T.J. LEWIS 717-555-5678 717-555-1234
    4. LIBERTY COUNTY PSAP/911 717-555-0123 911
    5. DEP - SOUTHCENTRAL REGION 717-705-4700 717-705-4741
    6. 877-333-1904
    7. DEP – DIV. OF PROJECT INSPECTION 717-787-7432 717-787-4343
    8. 800-541-2050
    9. PEMA 717-651-2001 717-651-2001
    10. 800-424-7362 800-424-7362
  31. ATTACHMENT E
  32. MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
  33. SCHEDULED MEETING
      1. ALONG THE FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT.
      2. 3) AN "INCIDENT RESOLVED - SAFE TO RETURN" MESSAGE.
      3. SEE NEXT PAGE FOR SAMPLE MESSAGE FORMAT.
  34. ATTACHMENT E
  35. MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
      1. EARLY WARNING MESSAGE:
      2. WARNING AND EVACUATION MESSAGE:
      3. INCIDENT RESOLVED - SAFE TO RETURN:
  36. ATTACHMENT F
    1. SWIFTWATER FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT
    2. AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR
  37. SWIFTWATER FLOOD PROTECTION
  38. PROJECT
    1. A COPY OF THIS PLAN, INCLUDING AN INUNDATION MAP NOTING
    2. AREAS IN
    3. SUBJECT TO FLOODING IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE, IS AVAILABLE
    4. FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
  39. NOTICE

Guidelines for Developing an
EMERGENCY
ACTION PLAN
for Flood Protection Projects
July 2013
3110-BK-DEP4414 7/2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
INTRODUCTION
2
A. What is a Flood Protection Project?
2
B. What is a Flood Protection Project Emergency?
2
C. What is an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?
2
D. Why is an EAP necessary?
3
E. The flood protection project sponsors responsibilities
4
2.
HOW TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
4
A. Use the attached Sample EAP
4
B. Involve the Engineer
4
C. How the County Emergency Management Coordinator can help
5
D. Five Year Update Requirements
6
3.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES
6
A. Newly developed EAPs
6
B. Reviewing and Revising an Existing DEP-Approved EAP
7
4.
PUBLIC NOTICE POSTING FOR AN EAP
7
APPENDIX I
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
9
APPENDIX II
COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES
10
APPENDIX III
PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AREA OFFICES 14
APPENDIX IV
POSTING NOTICE FORM
15
APPENDIX V
PL 84-99 INSPECTION CHECKLIST SNAPSHOT
16
ATTACHMENT A SAMPLE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
17

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1.
INTRODUCTION
These guidelines are a tool for the sponsor of a flood protection project to understand the
inherent potential dangers a flood protection project might impose upon the unsuspecting
public which lives, works, conducts business and plays in areas protected by it. The guidelines
assist the project sponsor in recognizing the potential dangers and outline steps to help prevent
the loss of life or property and to minimize economic losses. Emergency action plans for flood
protection projects are necessary to meet the minimum requirements of the US Army Corps of
Engineers’
PL 84-99 Rehabilitation and Inspection Program.
A.
What is a Flood Protection Project?
A flood protection project is a manmade structure or a combination of structures
constructed along a body of water for the purpose of minimizing and controlling
flooding to lands adjacent to the water.
B.
What is a Flood Protection Project Emergency?
A flood protection project emergency is identified as any condition that:
(1)
develops unexpectedly,
(2)
endangers the structural integrity of the project,
(3)
might result in a structural failure or overtopping producing flooding, or
(4)
requires immediate action by the project sponsor, emergency agencies and/or the
public.
C.
What is an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)?
Sponsors and operating personnel must be prepared to act promptly and effectively
during high water events or when a flood protection structure begins to show signs of
failure. Because failure of a structure may take only minutes or hours, it is imperative to
have a detailed plan of action ready for use to protect the health and safety of the local
community.
It is the local sponsor’s responsibility to develop and maintain this plan of action
called
an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for each flood protection project. An EAP is prepared
and approved set of instructions that identifies potential emergency conditions at a flood
protection project, and prescribes procedures to be followed to help prevent loss of life
and minimize property damage. The plan should be integrated in an overall Operation
and Maintenance Plan for the project and be updated periodically to reflect any changes
in site status, level of protection and personnel changes.
Every
EAP should be tailored to each project’s specific condition.
EAPs contain
procedures and information to assist the project sponsors in issuing early warning and
notification messages to responsible emergency management authorities of the
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maps to show the emergency management authorities the critical areas for action in case
of a potential levee failure emergency.
Every EAP must be tailored to each flood protection project’s specific conditions, to the
capabilities of the project sponsor, and to the emergency response organizations that
will implement the EAP.
D.
Why is an EAP necessary?
An EAP is needed for four reasons:
(1)
To pre-plan the coordination of necessary actions by the flood protection project
sponsor and the responsible local, state and federal emergency organizations
(2)
To provide timely notification of a flood emergency and evacuation in the event
of potential flood protection project overtopping or failure
(3)
To minimize the risk of loss of life and reduce the risk of property damage in
areas resulting from a flood protection project overtopping or flooding: The
design, construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of flood protection
projects are all intended to minimize the risk of project failures. Despite the
adequacy of these efforts, unique situations sometimes develop that might result
in a project failure. Therefore, it is necessary for the project sponsor to identify
conditions that could lead to overtopping or failure in order to initiate
emergency measures that could prevent or minimize the loss of life and
property.
(4)
In Pennsylvania, the Emergency Management Services Code, (35 Pa. C.S.
Section 7101 et seq.) as amended, authorizes the Pennsylvania Emergency
Management Agency (PEMA) to implement a comprehensive emergency
management program of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and
recovery activities for any kind of man-made or natural disaster, or an
emergency.
(5)
To meet the minimum
requirements of the US Army Corps of Engineers’
PL 84-99 Rehabilitation and Inspection Program: Through this program, the
Corps helps communities rehabilitate flood control projects that become
damaged in a flood. These types of repairs are often so costly that they would be
difficult for a community to complete without assistance from the federal
government. In order for communities to participate and benefit from this
program, they need to properly maintain the flood control project and adequately
prepare for high water with project specific EAPs. A snapshot of the
Corps’
inspection checklist requiring an EAP is provided in Appendix V. Detailed
information on the PL 84-99 Rehabilitation and Inspection Program and the
Levee Owner’s Manual for Non-Federal
Flood Control Works, including the
inspection checklists requiring EAPs, can be found at the following link:
http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/LeveeSafetyProgram/LeveeIn
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E.
The flood protection project sponsors responsibilities includes the following:
(1)
Operation - The project sponsor should conduct periodic inspections (minimum
once every three months) of the flood protection project and its appurtenant
structures and maintain a written dated log of the project’s
conditions.
(2)
Maintenance - The project sponsor is required to cut vegetation within the
project easement, inspect the project's appurtenances, plus conduct timely
repairs when needed. Controlling the growth of vegetation
within the project’s
easement is essential to facilitate visual inspection of the project, by the
owner/operator and their engineer, for cracks, subsidence areas, holes, seepage,
boils and any other inadequacies.
(3)
Closure Structures - Where applicable along levees and floodwalls, the project
sponsor should be prepared to erect closure structures on a short notice in
accordance with established agreements with the operators of the utilities where
the closure structures are to be erected. The project sponsor should maintain
proficiency in operating and maintaining closure structures.
(4)
Development of the EAP - With assistance by a registered professional engineer,
and county emergency management office cooperation, the project sponsor must
develop an acceptable EAP. The EAP will be reviewed and approved by PEMA
and DEP.
(5)
Review and Update EAP - If the project already has an EAP, the project sponsor
does not necessarily need to rewrite the EAP, but it must be thoroughly
reviewed to ensure consistency with these guidelines, then revised in those areas
where needed, including the inundation map. New concurrence signatures must
be obtained.
(6)
Cooperation with DEP - The department has the legal authority to issue permits
for flood protection projects and enforce compliance with the rules and
regulations of Chapter 105. Sponsor-department cooperation is the key
ingredient to a well maintained flood protection project. Please call the Division
of Project Inspection at 717-787-7432 for questions or concerns regarding a
project.
2.
HOW TO DEVELOP AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
A.
Use the attached Sample EAP
The attached Sample EAP is a recommended format to be utilized by flood protection
project sponsors developing their EAP. The
Sample EAP has an “Instruction” column
to explain each component. The instructions column should not appear in the project’s
EAP. Any questions regarding the Sample EAP should be addressed to the county
Emergency Management Agency or DEP’s Division of
Project Inspection
(717-787-7432).
B.
Involve the Engineer
The project sponsor should retain a professional engineer registered in Pennsylvania
who is experienced in design, operation and maintenance of flood protection projects.
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operational records, if available (DEP files are available for the project sponsor’s
or
their engineer’s use), and field review
the conditions of the potential inundation area.
For projects involving levees and/or floodwalls, the top elevation of the flood control
structure can be projected across the protected area behind the structure to delineate the
worst case inundation area in case of a sudden failure of the flood control structure. The
engineer should consider the impacts of the area downstream from the project when
creating the map. Where feasible, detailed hydraulic modeling may be utilized by the
engineer to delineate the inundation area.
The owner’s engineer must develop
such
inundation map. Flood protection projects involving high hazard dams must have EAPs
for these dams which meet the EAP guidelines established for high hazard dams.
The inundation map is the basis for developing the EAP for levees and floodwalls. This
map defines the approximate limits of the maximum flood wave that would result from
a sudden failure of your project. We require that an enlarged U.S. Geological Survey
(U.S.G.S.) quadrangle map, or a more accurate/better quality map, with a scale of
1" = 1000' at a minimum, be used as the base map. If an electronic version of the
inundation map is submitted, a paper copy must also be included in the EAP. The
following items should be shown on this map:
(1)
Title block with the project's name, county, municipality, map scale, date, etc.,
and the name and address of the engineer who developed the map. The base
map, showing the limits of inundation, must be signed and sealed by a
professional engineer registered in Pennsylvania. If the engineer is only
providing the base map, the engineer should provide a statement on the map to
that effect and that the owner is providing the other information (TCPs, road
names, etc.) on the map.
(2)
Show and identify the flood protection project, the access road(s) to the project,
the county boundaries and the township/borough/city boundaries.
(3)
Show and identify the levee/floodwall break flood (inundation) limit boundaries
(worst-case scenario).
(4)
Identify roads by name and/or route number. Also, show required Traffic
Control Points (TCP) to be established by emergency personnel. TCPs restrict
access to flooded areas in time of emergency and afterwards during clean up
operations. The TCPs should be consecutively numbered on this map and on a
TCP list (Attachment B) including the phone number, location, and the
emergency response agency responsible for establishing each TCP.
C.
How the County Emergency Management Coordinator can help
Each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties has an Emergency Management Coordinator
(EMC). The EMC for the county in which the flood protection project is located, as
well as the EMCs for counties downstream, which might be affected by the flood limits
on the inundation map, can assist in the development of the EAP. (
Note: Although the
county EMC will provide information essential to the plan, they will not write the
EAP
). The project sponsor must meet with the county EMC(s) and obtain the county
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Schedule a meeting and provide the county EMC(s) with an inundation map that shows
the municipal boundaries. The EMC(s) will provide or assist you with determining the
name of the emergency response agencies with jurisdiction in each affected
municipality, including:
(1)
Fire departments
(2)
Police departments
(3)
Emergency medical services
(4)
Emergency Management Coordinator(s)
Additionally, the county EMC(s) will be able to provide insight into the capabilities and
workings of the emergency response agencies in the county, such as:
Some police departments might be part-time or not have sufficient manpower to
staff all required traffic control points in their jurisdiction;
Notifying the appropriate highway departments (PennDOT or municipal
departments) of road closures;
The correct name of the communications center responsible for dispatching each
of the emergency response agencies;
PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT THE COUNTY EMC TO WRITE THE EAP!
The
EAP is the project sponsor’s
responsibility.
The engineer would be pleased to develop
the EAP if the project sponsor is not able to do so. EAPs should be consistent with
existing county and municipal EAPs.
D.
Five Year Update Requirements
Every fifth year on the anniversary date of the EAP’s approval
by DEP, the owner or
the owner's engineer must field review the inundation map for new developments or
other significant hydraulic changes.
If changes have occurred, the owner’s engineer
should revise the downstream inundation map accordingly. Based upon the project
sponsor’s or sponsor’s
engineer's inspection, the engineer will review and revise, as
necessary, any of the potential hazard conditions in the surveillance section and on the
inundation map of the EAP. The owner will review the EAP with the county EMC(s) to
assure any changes in emergency response organizations, phone numbers, etc., are
correct in the revised EAP. Remember, an EAP need not be rewritten, but it must be
reviewed and revised appropriately and new concurrence signatures obtained.
3.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES
A.
Newly Developed EAPs
(1)
Upon meeting with the county EMC(s), for each county affected by the flood
protection project’s
potential failure, and completing the EAP, the project
sponsor will submit one copy of the EAP to the county Emergency Management
Agency(s) for review. The county EMC(s) must sign and date their review
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(2)
After the county EMC(s) has reviewed, signed and dated the review block(s) on
the Promulgation and Concurrence page of the EAP, the project sponsor and
operator must sign and date their review blocks on the Promulgation and
Concurrence page of the EAP. The project sponsor will then submit a copy of
the EAP to:
(3)
The project sponsor will submit a copy of the EAP to appropriate PEMA Area
Office.
It is the project sponsor’s responsibility
to address any comments made
by PEMA or DEP and update the EAP accordingly.
(4)
The project sponsor will submit copies of the EAP to the affected county
Emergency Management Agency(s) and 911 Center(s), and the National Weather
Service. DEP will retain the original concurrence page signatures in its file.
(5)
The project sponsor will provide a copy of the approved EAP to each emergency
response organization and each affected municipal EMC listed in Section IV of
the plan.
B.
Reviewing and Revising an Existing DEP-Approved EAP
(1)
Upon reviewing and revising the EAP, the project sponsor will submit the
revised pages to DEP as in Sections 3.A.(1) through (5).
(2)
If the revisions are administrative only (i.e., names, phone numbers and new
approvals on the Promulgation and Concurrence Signature page), or if no
revisions are required, proceed as in paragraphs 3.A.(3) through (5) above.
4.
PUBLIC NOTICE POSTING FOR AN EAP
A NOTICE along with the inundation map is required in public places in any area that might be
affected by a failure of the flood protection project. In order to comply with the notice
requirement, such notices must be posted in the public places within each political subdivision
affected by the potential inundation area of the project as shown on the inundation map. The
NOTICE should be posted at the following locations:
(1)
The city, borough or township building in the affected municipalities and at the project
site.
(2)
Other public buildings such as post offices, libraries, grocery stores and gas stations
with the management's permission.
Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands
Division of Project Inspection
P.O. Box 8554
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8554

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The notice should state that a copy of the EAP for the flood protection project is available for
inspection at the following locations:
(1)
County Emergency Management Office(s).
(2)
Local Emergency Management or Municipal Office(s).
(3)
The office of the project sponsor.
List the physical address of each office. P.O. Box address are not acceptable.
Appendix V is a copy of a suggested NOTICE form.
APPENDICES:
I.
Department of Environmental Protection
II.
County Emergency Management Agencies
III.
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Area Offices
IV.
Posting NOTICE Sample
V.
PL 84-99 Inspection Checklist Snapshot
ATTACHMENTS:
A.
Sample Emergency Action Plan

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APPENDIX I

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL

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PROTECTION

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BUREAU OF WATERWAYS ENGINEERING

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AND WETLANDS

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DIVISION OF PROJECT INSPECTION

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P.O. BOX 8460

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Harrisburg, PA 17105

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717-787-7432

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APPENDIX II

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COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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AGENCIES
ADAMS COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
230 Greenamyer Lane
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Business Phone: 717-334-8603
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
ALLEGHENY COUNTY
EMERGENCY SERVICES
400 North Lexington St., Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Business Phone: 412-473-2550
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
ARMSTRONG COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
450 East Market St., Suite 104
Kittanning, PA 16201
Business Phone: 724-548-3431
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
BEAVER COUNTY
EMERGENCY SERVICES
351 14
th
St.
Ambridge, PA 15003
Business Phone: 724-775-1700
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
BEDFORD COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
200 South Juliana St.
Bedford, PA 15522
Business Phone: 814-623-9528
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
BERKS COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
2561 Bernville Road
Reading, PA 19605
Business Phone: 610-374-4800
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
BLAIR COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
615 Fourth St.
Altoona, PA 16602
Business Phone: 814-940-5900
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
BRADFORD COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
911 Communications Building
29 VanKuren Drive, Suite 2
Towanda, PA 18848
Business Phone: 570-265-5022
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
BUCKS COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
911 Freedom Way
Ivyland, PA 18974
Business Phone: 215-340-8700
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHEAST REGION
BUTLER COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
120 McCune Drive
Butler, PA 16001
Business Phone: 724-284-5211
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
CAMBRIA COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
110 Franklin St., Suite 200
Johnstown, PA 15901
Business Phone: 814-534-4342
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
CAMERON COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Court House
20 East 5
th
St.
Emporium, PA 15834
Business Phone: 814-486-9352
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
CARBON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
1264 Emergency Lane
Nesquehoning, PA 18240
Business Phone: 570-325-3097
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
CENTRE COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
420 Holmes St., Room 133
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Business Phone: 814-355-6745
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
CHESTER COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Chester County Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, Suite 12
West Chester, PA 19380
Business Phone: 610-344-5000
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHEAST REGION
CLARION COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
421 Madison Road
Clarion, PA 16214
Business Phone: 814-226-6631
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
CLEARFIELD COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
911 Leonard St.
Clearfield, PA 16830
Business Phone: 814-765-5357
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
CLINTON COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
22 Cree Drive
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Business Phone: 570-893-4090
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION

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COLUMBIA COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Court House, P.O. Box 380
West Main St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Business Phone: 570-389-5720
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
CRAWFORD COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
903 Diamond Park
Meadville, PA 16335
Business Phone: 814-724-2552
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
CUMBERLAND COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
1 Public Safety Drive
Carlisle, PA 17013-7300
Business Phone: 717-218-2900
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
DAUPHIN COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
911 Gibson Blvd.
Steelton, PA 17113
Business Phone: 717-558-6800
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
DELAWARE COUNTY
EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
360 North Middletown Road
Lima, PA 19063
Business Phone: 610-565-8700
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHEAST REGION
ELK COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
250 Main Street, P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853
Business Phone: 814-776-5314
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
ERIE COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
2880 Flower Road
Erie, PA 16509
Business Phone: 814-870-9920
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
FAYETTE COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Fayette County Public Service Bldg., 4
th
Floor
24 East Main St.
Uniontown, PA 15401
Business Phone: 724-430-1277
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
FOREST COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
P.O. Box 217
Tidioute, PA 16353
Business Phone: 814-755-3541
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
FRANKLIN COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
390 New York Ave.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Business Phone: 717-264-2813
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
FULTON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
219 North Second St.
Suite 106
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Business Phone: 717-485-3201
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
GREENE COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
55 West Greene St.
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Business Phone: 724-627-5387
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
HUNTlNGDON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Court House
223 Penn St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Business Phone: 814-643-6613
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
INDIANA COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
85 Haven Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
Business Phone: 724-349-9300
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
JEFFERSON COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Emergency Services Bldg.
560 Service Center Road
Brookville, PA 15825
Business Phone: 814-849-5052
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
JUNIATA COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
11 North 3
rd
St.
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Business Phone: 717-436-7730
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
LACKAWANNA COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
30 Valley View Business Park
Jessup, PA 18434
Business Phone: 570-961-5511
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
LANCASTER COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
P.O. Box 219
Manheim, PA 17545
Business Phone: 717-664-1200
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
LAWRENCE COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
110 East Lincoln Ave., #2B
New Castle, PA 16101
Business Phone: 724-658-7485
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
LEBANON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
400 South Eighth St.
Municipal Building, Room 12
Lebanon, PA 17042
Business Phone: 717-272-7621
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
LEHIGH COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
640 West Hamilton St., 8
th
Floor
Allentown, PA 18101
Business Phone: 610-782-4600
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION

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LUZERNE COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
200 North River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Business Phone: 570-820-4400
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
LYCOMING COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
542 County Farm Road, Suite 101
Montoursville, PA 17754
Business Phone: 570-433-9063
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
MCKEAN COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
17175 Route 6
Smethport, PA 16749
Business Phone: 814-887-5070
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
MERCER COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
205 South Erie St.
Mercer, PA 16137
Business Phone: 724-662-6100
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
MIFFLIN COUNTY
OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY
20 North Wayne St.
Lewistown, PA 17044
Business Phone: 717-248-9645
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
MONROE COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
100 Gypsum Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Business Phone: 570-992-4113
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
MONTGOMERY COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
50 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403
Business Phone: 610-631-6530
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHEAST REGION
MONTOUR COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
30 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA 17821
Business Phone: 570-271-3047
PEMA EASTREN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Gracedale Complex
100 Gracedale Ave.
Nazareth, PA 18064
Business Phone: 610-746-3194 ext. 226
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
911 Greenough St., Suite 2
Sunbury, PA 17801
Business Phone: 570-988-4217
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
PERRY COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Court House, P.O. Box 37
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Business Phone: 717-582-2131 ext. 256
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
PHILADELPHIA CITY/COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Fire Administration Building
240 Spring Garden St., Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Business Phone: 215-686-1450
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHEAST REGION
PIKE COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Administration Building
506 Broad St.
Milford, PA 18337
Business Phone: 570-296-6714
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
POTTER COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
20 Mockingbird Lane
Coudersport, PA 16915
Business Phone: 814-274-8900
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Public Safety Building
435 North Center St.
Pottsville, PA 17901
Business Phone: 570-622-3739
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
SNYDER COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
30 Universal Road
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Business Phone: 570-372-0535
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
SOMERSET COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
100 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501
Business Phone: 814-445-1515
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
SULLIVAN COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
6864 Route 220, P.O. Box 157
Laporte, PA 18626
Business Phone: 570-946-5010
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
County Office Building
81 Public Ave.
Montrose, PA 18801
Business Phone: 570-278-4600
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
TIOGA COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES
Court House
118 Main St.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Business Phone: 570-724-9110
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL
UNION COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
115 North 15th St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Business Phone: 570-523-3201
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHCENTRAL REGION
VENANGO COUNTY
EMERGENCY SERVICES CENTER
1052 Grandview Road
Oil City, PA 16301
Business Phone: 814-677-0325
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
WARREN COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
100 Dillon Drive, Suite 203
Youngsville, PA 16371
Business Phone: 814-563-2220
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHWEST REGION
WASHINGTON COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
100 W. Beau St., C1 Courthouse Square
Washington, PA 15301
Business Phone: 724-228-6911
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION

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WAYNE COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court St.
Honesdale, PA 18431
Business Phone: 570.253.1622
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
WESTMORELAND COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
911 Public Safety Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
Business Phone: 724.600.7301
PEMA WESTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHWEST REGION
WYOMING COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
455 SR 6 East, Suite 1
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Business Phone: 570.836.2828
PEMA EASTERN AREA OFFICE
DEP NORTHEAST REGION
YORK COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
120 Davies Drive
York, PA 17402
Business Phone: 717.840.2990
PEMA CENTRAL AREA OFFICE
DEP SOUTHCENTRAL REGION
If any of this information is not correct, contact
the PEMA Area Office - see Appendix III or
refer to www.pema.state.pa.us

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APPENDIX III

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PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AREA OFFICES
Western Area Office
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
276 Stormer Road
Indiana, PA 15701-8933
Emergency Tel: 717-651-2001
Central Area Office
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364
Emergency Tel: 717-651-2001
Eastern Area Office
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Hamburg Center
Hamburg, PA 19526
Emergency Tel: 717-651-2001
PEMA - State Emergency Operations Center
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364
Tel: 717-651-2001
800-424-7362
Non-Emergency Tel: 724-357-2990
Non-Emergency Tel: 610-562-3003
Non-Emergency Tel: 717-651-7060

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APPENDIX IV

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POSTING NOTICE FORM
FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT
AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR
(NAME OF FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT)
A COPY OF THIS PLAN, INCLUDING AN INUNDATION MAP NOTING
AREAS IN
(NAME OF MUNICIPALITY AND/OR MUNICIPALITIES)
SUBJECT TO FLOODING IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE, IS AVAILABLE
FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
(PROJECT SPONSOR & ADDRESS)
(LOCAL EMA OFFICE & ADDRESS)
(COUNTY EMA OFFICE & ADDRESS)
(LOCAL EMA OFFICE & ADDRESS)

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NOTICE

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APPENDIX V

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PL 84-99 INSPECTION CHECKLIST SNAPSHOT

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ATTACHMENT A
SAMPLE
EMERGENCY ACTION
PLAN
(EAP)
NOTE:
1. Shaded blocks contain instructions and are not to be shown in the EAP
2. Text printed in
RED
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EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
SURVEILLANCE, WARNING AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES
SWIFTWATER FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT
DEP NUMBER C
68:01
LOCATED ACROSS
SWIFTWATER CREEK
IN
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP
,
LIBERTY COUNTY
LATITUDE
39° 56’ 21”
LONGITUDE
-77°
15’ 44”
PROJECT FEATURES: LEVEE, CONCRETE CHANNEL, STREAM ENCLOSURE
PROJECT SPONSOR:
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP
CENTRAL CITY, PA 17000
TELEPHONE:
BUSINESS:
717-555-1234
HOME:
717-555-5678
CELL:
E-MAIL:
ADDRESS:
RTE 234 NORTH, BOX 321
CENTRAL CITY, PA 17000
TELEPHONE:
BUSINESS:
717-555-3421
HOME:
717-555-8675
CELL:
E-MAIL:
WEB PAGE:
DATE:
JAN. 1, 2007
REVISED:
FEB. 1, 2012
DATE:
DATE EAP SENT TO DEP
REVISED DATE:
THIS DATE IS THE LATEST
REVISION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PROMULGATION AND CONCURRENCE
19
I.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
20
II.
SITUATION
20
III.
CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
20
IV.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
22
V.
ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
25
VI.
EXERCISE AND TRAINING
27
VII.
PLAN MAINTENANCE AND DISTRIBUTION
27
ATTACHMENTS
ATTACHMENT A
INUNDATION MAP
29
ATTACHMENT B
TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS
30
ATTACHMENT C
LOCATION MAP
31
ATTACHMENT D
TELEPHONE ROSTER
32
ATTACHMENT E
MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
33 &34
ATTACHMENT F
NOTICE
35
SECTION V AND ATTACHMENT F ARE NOT
REQUIRED FOR PROJECTS NOT INVOLVING
LEVEES OR FLOOD WALLS.
PAGE NUMBERS IN EXAMPLE FOR DEMONSTRATION
PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL
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PROMULGATION AND CONCURRENCE
We, the undersigned, on date indicated, have reviewed the requested support activity in the
Emergency Action Plan for the
Swiftwater
Flood Protection Project. Our support action will be
executed in accordance with existing recommended operating guidelines and existing municipal
or county emergency operation plans.
PROJECT SPONSOR, MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL
DATE
COORDINATOR, LIBERTY COUNTY EMA
DATE
COORDINATOR, DOWNSTREAM COUNTY EMA
DATE
PROMULGATION AND CONCURRENCE
A LEGALLY DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT CAN SIGN FOR THE PROJECT
SPONSOR. POWER OF ATTORNEY MAY BE REQUIRED. CONSULT WITH LEGAL PERSONNEL.
THE EAP IS TO BE SIGNED BY THE AFFECTED COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR(S), THE
PROJECT SPONSOR AND FOLLOWING EVERY REVISION. AN EAP NOT SIGNED IS CONSIDERED INADEQUATE.
SIGNATURES MAY BE PROVIDED ON SEPARATE PAGES AND PROPERLY NUMBERED.

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I.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
A.
To safeguard the lives as well as to reduce property damage of the citizens living within
inundation area of a flood protection project.
B.
To provide for effective project surveillance, prompt notification to local emergency
management agencies, citizen warning and evacuation response, when required.
C.
To identify emergency actions to be taken by the project sponsor, public officials,
emergency personnel, and to outline response actions in the event of a potential or
imminent failure of the project.
II.
SITUATION
A.
The flood protection project consists of a
17-foot high by 2000- foot long earthen levee, a
20-foot wide by 10-foot high by 1500-foot long concrete channel, and a 20-foot wide by
10-foot high by 100-foot long concrete box enclosure.
B.
The project is located along Swiftwater Creek, 5 miles South of Central City and ¼ mile
East of State Route 160.
Refer to the Location Map at
Attachment C
.
C.
The inundation area resulting from the levee failure is bordered
on the West by Cedar
Road and on the East by PA Route 655 in Central City and low lying portions of Lincoln
Township South and North of Central City.
The concrete channel and concrete box
enclosure both contain the 100-year storm with a 2-foot freeboard. The inundation map is
only provided for the levee.
D.
Within the inundation area is a population of approximately
15,000
people
.
Refer to the
Inundation Map in
Attachment A
.
III.
CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
A.
SURVEILLANCE
NORMAL CONDITIONS - (PROJECT SPONSOR)
The
project sponsor, operator or a designated representative
will conduct an on-site
visual inspection of the project features at a minimum of once every three months. Any
abnormal or questionable conditions will be immediately brought to the attention of the
sponsor’s
engineer and the Division of Project Inspection of DEP.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE - PROVIDE BRIEF STATEMENTS TO INFORM THE READER.
SITUATION - THIS SECTION SHOULD CONTAIN A DESCRIPTION OF THE FLOOD PROTECTION
PROJECT, ITS LOCATION, THE POTENTIAL DOWNSTREAM FLOOD AREA (REFERRED TO AS THE
“INUNDATION AREA”) AND THE POPULATION WITHIN THE INUNDATION AREA.
ALL FIGURES IN THE SAMPLE PLAN ARE FOR DEMONSTRATION. PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR ENGINEER.
DEP RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.
CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS
HOW THE EAP SHOULD WORK
SURVEILLANCE - DESCRIBES THRESHOLDS AND SITUATIONS WHICH SHOULD ACTIVATE THE EAP.
THE PROJECT SPONSOR SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR ENGINEER TO DETERMINE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS THAT MIGHT AFFECT
THE PROJECTAND CONSULT WITH THE COUNTY EMC TO REVIEW THE HAZARD VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS DATA FOR THE
COUNTY.
THE SPONSOR’S
ENGINEER SHOULD ASSIST IN PREPARING
THE PROJECT’S
DESCRIPTION.

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B.
SURVEILLANCE
UNUSUAL EVENT CONDITIONS
The
project sponsor or a designated representative
will commence surveillance of
conditions at the flood protection project site when:
a)
Severe thunderstorms, heavy rains with local flood warnings, tropical
storms and hurricanes, or heavy rains with frozen ground and/or snow
cover are occurring.
b)
The National Weather Service issues a flash flood watch or warning and
conditions warrant.
c)
Any abnormal or questionable conditions as identified in Section III.D.1.
C.
EARLY WARNING NOTIFICATION
1.
The
project sponsor or a designated representative
is responsible for determining
the flooding threat potential. The following conditions constitute an early
warning notification to the
Liberty County PSAP/911
and require 24-hour
around-the-clock surveillance:
a) The water level within the flood protection project is rapidly rising
and expected to continue to rise.
b) Following the occurrence of an earthquake in the general region of
the flood protection project.
c) Debris blockage within the limits of the flood protection project
including structural failures.
d) Seepage and/or boils developing within the levee system.
2.
Early warning notification will be relayed from the
Liberty County PSAP/911
to
the
Liberty County EMC,
the PEMA State EOC and all applicable emergency
responders and designated government officials and agencies. Refer to Section
IV.B for additional notifications.
D.
WARNING AND EVACUATION NOTIFICATION
The
project sponsor or a designated representative
is responsible for
determining the threat potential. The following conditions constitute a flood
protection project emergency requiring warning and evacuation notification to
the
Liberty County PSAP/911
:
a) The water level within the flood protection project continues to rapidly
rise behind the levee/floodwall and rainfall forecast is likely to exceed
the project’s design storm.
PROJECT WARNING AND EVACUATION NOTIFICATION - HOW THE INFORMATION OF A PROJECT EMERGENCY IS
COMMUNICATED TO THE PUBLIC AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.
IDENTIFY WARNING POINT - COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT (PSAP), 911, AS APPROPRIATE.
OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION FROM THE COUNTY EMC DURING THE SCHEDULED MEETING.
EARLY WARNING NOTIFICATION - HOW THE INFORMATION OF A POTENTIAL PROJECT EMERGENCY IS COMMUNICATED.
IDENTIFY WARNING POINT - COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINT (PSAP), 911, AS APPROPRIATE AND WHO WILL NOTIFY
THE NWS. OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION FROM THE COUNTY EMC(S) DURING THE SCHEDULED MEETING.

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b) Any structural movement or failure of the concrete structures.
c) Any sloughing or sliding of the embankment upstream or downstream
slope of the levee.
d) Subsidence, sinkholes, excessive seepage, boils, or cracks found in any
part of the floodwall or levee's embankment or abutting slopes.
e) List any other conditions, which the owner's engineer knows are a concern
for the project's safety. (List other conditions as sub-paragraphs.)
1. Warning and evacuation notification will be relayed from the
Liberty County
PSAP/911
to the
Liberty County EMC,
the PEMA State EOC and all applicable
emergency responders and designated government officials and agencies. Refer to
Section IV.B. for additional notifications.
2. Emergency management officials will accomplish the needed actions, which are
explained in this EAP, in accordance with their existing recommended operating
guidelines and existing municipal or county emergency operation plans.
3. Warning and evacuation of the public within the levee inundation area and other
low lying areas along the flood protection project must commence upon notification
by the
project sponsor, operator or a designated representative
of a potential or
imminent failure of the project. Emergency responders should initiate action in
accordance with the plan outline and any existing internal organizational
recommended operating guidelines, and existing municipal or county operation
plans.
E.
TERMINATION OF SURVEILLANCE AND NOTIFICATIONS
1.
The
project sponsor, operator or a designated representative
may terminate
24 - hour surveillance of the flood protection project site conditions when:
a. All National Weather Service flash flood watches or warnings have expired,
and
b. Heavy rains have ended, the water level has receded to 2.5 feet below the top
of the levee/floodwall and the project shows no signs of damage from the
storm.
2.
Upon termination of 24 hour surveillance of the project site conditions, the
project sponsor, operator or a designated representative
shall notify the
Liberty
County PSAP/911.
3.
Termination of notifications will be relayed from the
Liberty County PSAP/911
to the
Liberty County EMC,
the PEMA State EOC and all applicable emergency
responders and designated government officials and agencies. Refer to Section
IV.B. for additional notifications.
OTHER CONDITIONS ARE ESTABLISHED BY THE SPONSOR’S ENGINEER BASED UPON ANNUAL INSPECTION AND REVIEW OF THE
PROJECT’S
DESIGN AND OPERATION
AND MAINTENANCE MANUALS
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
LIST ALL PERSONS AND/OR ORGANIZATIONS WHO
HAVE A SPECIFIC REPONSIBILITY DURING A FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT EMERGENCY

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IV.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES - EMERGENCY RESPONSE
A.
PROJECT SPONSOR OR OPERATOR (PROJECT SITE EMERGENCY)
1. The
project sponsor, operator or a designated representative
will provide for 24-hour
on-site surveillance and monitoring as required in Section III.C.1. and initiate early
warning notification to the
Liberty County PSAP/911
.
2. When the situation meets the criteria under the warning and evacuation notification
guidelines, presented in Section III.D., indicating a failure of the flood protection
project is possible or a significant threat condition is developing, the
project
sponsor, operator or a designated representative
will initiate warning and evacuation
communication to the
Liberty County PSAP/911
.
B.
LIBERTY COUNTY PSAP/911
The
Liberty County PSAP/911
will notify:
a.
Liberty County EMA
b. PEMA State EOC
c.
Lincoln Township Police
d.
Lincoln Township Volunteer Fire Department
e.
Central City Fire Department
f.
Central City Police
g.
PA State Police
(Nearest Substation)
h.
Central City Emergency Medical Services
i.
Other Affected County PSAP/911 Center(s)
(if within inundation area)
C.
LIBERTY COUNTY EMA
1.
The
Liberty County EMA
will contact the following personnel and agencies:
a. National Weather Service
b.
Lincoln Township EMA
c.
Central City EMA
d.
Media - Warning and/or Evacuation (Activate EAS).
Refer to Attachment E
e.
Liberty County EOC staff, as necessary
f.
American Red Cross - Swiftwater Valley Chapter
(when mass care or family
assistance is required). Coordinate sheltering per ESF 6 of County EOP.
g.
Liberty County
elected officials
h.
Swiftwater Valley School District (regarding closure of school bus routes?)
i. Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
j.
PennDOT - District 8
k.
List any public services (i.e. Valley Bus Service, Penn Railways, Central
City Airport)
2.
The
Liberty County EMA
will ascertain and report to PEMA any unmet needs
or requirements.
LIST OF APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND
AGENCIES TO BE DETERMINED AT THE
SCHEDULED MEETING WITH THE
COUNTY EMC(s).
LIST AGENCIES IN ORDER IN WHICH
THEY SHOULD BE NOTIFIED. THOSE
AGENCIES CLOSEST TO THE FPP FIRST
AND FURTHEST FROM THE FPP LAST.
PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFICATION OF
MUNICIPALITIES IN AFFECTED
COUNTIES SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED
BY THE COUNTY EMC IN WHICH THE
FPP IS LOCATED AND AFFECTED
COUNTY EMCs.
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3.
The
Liberty County EMA
will initiate Damage Assessment and Recovery
procedures as the situation requires.
D.
OTHER AFFECTED COUNTY 911(s)
E.
OTHER AFFECTED COUNTY EMA(s)
F.
LOCAL MUNICIPAL EMAs
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP EMA
CENTRAL CITY EMA
1. Advise facilities with special needs individuals as outlined in the Emergency
Operations Plan (EOP) and identified by the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
(areas impacted due to a flood protection project failure and indicated on the
Inundation Map).
2. Notify municipal elected officials and municipal services (water, sewer,
etc.).
3. Keep the County EMA apprised of the situation.
4. Coordinate the evacuation (where appropriate).
5. Provide damage reporting to the
Liberty County EMC
.
G.
FIRE DEPARTMENTS
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
CENTRAL CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
1. Provide citizen notification and route alerting to advise residents living
within their jurisdiction (See Inundation Map - Attachment A).
2. Assist in evacuation.
3. Assist police and EMS, as requested.
4. Provide communications support if feasible and requested.
H.
POLICE SERVICES
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
CENTRAL CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
1. Dispatch radio vehicle to the project site in order to provide alternate
communications link to PSAP/911 -
Lincoln Township Police Department
.
2. Assist evacuation traffic flow and establish traffic control points (TCP) at
pre-designated locations (See Inundation Map
Attachment A and Traffic
Control Points
Attachment B).
3. Prevent unauthorized entry and provide security of evacuated areas.
4. Provide assistance with route alerting, if requested.
SECTIONS IV.D. AND IV.E. (IF NEEDED) SHOULD BE DEVELOPED BY REFERRING TO SECTIONS IV.B. AND IV.C. OTHERWISE DELETE
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I.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)
CENTRAL CITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)
1. Provide evacuation transportation assistance and coordinate with designated
fire services agencies for transportation of persons with disabilities and any
special needs.
2. Assist fire and police departments as requested.
a) Provide EMS support to any mass care center as requested.
J.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
or Volunteer Organization Active in Disasters (VOAD)
SWIFTWATER VALLEY CHAPTER
(If requested by
Liberty County EMA
)
1. Identify and activate an appropriate shelter, as necessary.
2. Support and maintain operations of the reception center.
3. Maintain communications with County EMC, local EMA and reception
center.
K.
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PennDOT)
1.
Provide services, signs, barricades and guidance on roads and bridges affecting
the evacuation and recovery.
2.
ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS
A.
The NOTICE (Attachment F) will be posted in public places located within and near the
inundation area including:
1.
Lincoln Township Building
2.
Central City Building
3.
Central City Post Office
4.
Central City Library
5.
Johnson’s Gas Station
POSTING OF NOTICES REQUIRED FOR ORIGINAL EAP AND
MAJOR EAP REVISIONS.
THE PROJECT SPONSOR WILL POST NOTICES IN ANY AREA,
WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED BY FAILURE OF THE PROJECT
(DETERMINED BY THE INUNDATION MAP). NOTICES ALONG
WITH THE INNUNDATION MAP WILL BE POSTED IN THE
FOLLOWING SUGGESTED PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN EACH
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION SITUATED WITHIN THE INUNDATION
AREA:
1)
CITY, BOROUGH, TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS, AND PROJECT
SITE
2)
PUBLIC BUILDINGS SUCH AS POST OFFICES, LIBRARIES,
GROCERY STORES, AND GAS STATIONS WITH THE
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B.
The NOTICE (Attachment F) must state that copies of the Emergency Action Plan for
this flood protection project are available for inspection at the following locations
(include physical address)
:
1.
Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Office
123 West Main St.
Maintown, PA
2.
Central City Emergency Management Office
456 East Central St.
Central City, PA
3.
Lincoln Township Emergency Management Office
789 Locust St.
Longtown, PA
4.
Swiftwater Flood Protection Project
Route 234 North
Box 321
Central City, PA
C.
A new NOTICE will be sent to those locations in paragraph "A" when the EAP is
revised.
D.
The project sponsor is responsible to verify posting of the NOTICE and documenting
the status.
THE NOTICE MUST STATE THAT A COPY
OF THE EAP IS AVAILABALE FOR PUBLIC
INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS:
1)
COUNTY EMA OFFICE
2)
MUNICIPAL EMA OFFICE
3)
PROJECT SPONSOR’S
OFFICE
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VI.
EXERCISE AND TRAINING
The project sponsor will advise and cooperate with the
Liberty County EMA
of any exercises
scheduled, and coordinate with the
Liberty County EMA
to exercise all or portions of this EAP
as part of the county's all-hazard exercise program schedule.
VII. PLAN MAINTENANCE AND DISTRIBUTION
A.
This EAP will be reviewed every five years by the
owner or the owner’s engineer.
During the five year review:
1.
The project sponsor's engineer will conduct an on-site review of the flood
(inundation) area for any increase in development and revise the Inundation
Map, if needed.
2.
The sponsor's engineer will review and revise surveillance conditions as needed.
3.
The owner will coordinate with
Liberty County EMA
if there is an increase in
population or development within the inundation area which could affect the
emergency response requirements. If so, a new or revised plan must be
developed.
4.
The sponsor will meet with and obtain concurrence from the
Liberty County
EMC.
B.
A copy of the final EAP will be distributed by the project sponsor to those emergency
response agencies listed in Section IV, DEP, Division of Project Inspection, PEMA's
Area Office, the affected county Emergency Management Agency(s) and PSAP/911
Center(s), and the National Weather Service.
EXERCISE AND TRAINING - ANY PLAN IS ONLY EFFECTIVE WHEN PEOPLE KNOW
WHAT TO DO. MEET WITH THE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR TO
EXERCISE YOUR PLAN.
PLAN MAINTENANCE AND DISTRIBUTION -
THE SPONSOR’S ENGINEER
WILL
DETERMINE ANY SIGNIFICANT TOPOGRAPHIC CHANGES (I.E., NEW BRIDGES, ROADS, FILLS, ETC)
WHICH WOULD ALTER PREVIOUS FLOOD WAVE ANALYSIS.

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ATTACHMENTS:
ATTACHMENT A
INUNDATION MAP
ATTACHMENT B
TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS
ATTACHMENT C
LOCATION MAP
ATTACHMENT D
TELEPHONE ROSTER
ATTACHMENT E
MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
ATTACHMENT F
NOTICE
LIST ATTACHMENTS:
DEP REQUIRES INUNDATION MAPS BE PLOTTED ON AN ENLARGED STANDARD U.S.G.S QUAD
MAP OR BETTER QUALITY MAP (PREFERABLY
A 1”=1000’ SCALE MINIMUM
- A LARGER
SCALE 1”=500’ FOR
CONGESTED AREAS SUCH AS TOWNS). IDENTIFY ON MAP: 1) THE FLOOD
PROTECTION PROJECT, 2) ACCESS ROAD(S) TO PROJECT SITE, 3) NAMES OR ROUTE
NUMBERS OF ROADS, 4) TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS (TCP) BY NUMBER, 5) IDENTIFY
SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES, RECREATION AREAS, CAMPSITES, ETC., 6) ANY
OTHER SIGNIFICANT LOCATIONS THAT WOULD PROVE USEFUL DURING AN EMERGENCY
OR EVACUATION.
THE INUNDATION MAP MUST BE PREPARED, SIGNED AND SEALED
BY A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER REGISTERED IN PENNSYLVANIA

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ATTACHMENT A

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INUNDATION MAP

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ATTACHMENT B

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TRAFFIC CONTROL POINTS
TCP
1
Lincoln Township Police
On Cedar Road, 1 mile northeast of the intersection of Cedar Road and Pennsville Road.
TCP
2
Central City Police
On Sample Road, just east of its intersection with Cedar Road.
TCP - 3
Central City Police
On Central Road, ½ mile northwest of its intersection with PA Route 655.
TCP - 4
Pennsylvania State Police
On PA Route 655, ½ mile northwest of its intersection with River Road.
TCP - 5
Lincoln Township Police
On River Road, ¼ mile southwest of its intersection with PA Route 655.
PROVIDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCATION OF THE TCPs AND THE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE TO
ESTABLISH THE TCPs. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE OBTAINED AT THE SCHEDULED MEETING
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ATTACHMENT C

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LOCATION MAP
LOCATION MAPS ARE BASICALLY COUNTY MAPS WHICH IDENTIFY SOME MAJOR
FEATURES (TOWNS, HIGHWAY ROUTES, RIVERS, ETC.) THAT CAN BE USED BY SOMEONE
UNFAMILIAR WITH THE AREA TO LOCATE THE FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT. ALSO,
PROVIDE DIRECTIONS TO THE PROJECT SITE FROM A MAJOR INTERSECTION OR LOCAL
COMMUNITY.
THE SAMPLE LOCATION MAP WAS DEVELOPED UTILIZING PENNDOT TYPE 10 COUNTY
MAP, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.dot.state.pa.us SEARCH Type 10 County Maps.
DIRECTIONS:
Approximately 5 miles South of Central City on SR 160, Turn Left on to Sorber
Road. Follow Sorber Road approximately ¼ mile. Turn Right on Dirt Access Road.
Follow Dirt Access Road approximately 300 feet to Levee.
SWIFTWATER
LEVEE
ACCESS
ROAD
N
SWIFTWATER (SAMPLE) LEVEE DOES NOT EXIST. THE LEVEE, ITS LOCATION AND
DIRECTIONS WERE DEVELOPED FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES.

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ATTACHMENT D

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TELEPHONE ROSTER
NON-EMERGENCY EMERGENCY
PROJECT SPONSOR:
J.D. JONES
717-555-8675
717-555-3421
PROJECT OPERATOR:
T.J. LEWIS
717-555-5678
717-555-1234
LIBERTY COUNTY PSAP/911
717-555-0123
911
DEP -
SOUTHCENTRAL
REGION
717-705-4700
717-705-4741
877-333-1904
DEP
DIV. OF PROJECT INSPECTION
717-787-7432
717-787-4343
800-541-2050
PEMA
717-651-2001
717-651-2001
800-424-7362
800-424-7362

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ATTACHMENT E

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MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
SPECIFIC MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE
DEVELOPED BY PROJECT SPONSOR IN
COORDINATION WITH THE COUNTY
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SCHEDULED MEETING
THE MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SPECIFIC FOR EACH FLOOD PROTECTION
PROJECT. AT A MINIMUM THE MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT SHOULD CONTAIN: 1)
THE PROJECT NAME, 2) THE AFFECTED MUNICIPALITIES, AND 3) A DESCRIPTION
OF THE INUNDATION AREA (SEE SECTION II.C), AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT.
THE MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CONTAIN THREE SEPARATE MESSAGES: 1) AN
“EARLY WARNING MESSAGE”, 2) A “WARNING AND EVACUATION MESSAGE” AND
3) AN "INCIDENT RESOLVED - SAFE TO RETURN" MESSAGE.
SEE NEXT PAGE FOR SAMPLE MESSAGE FORMAT.

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ATTACHMENT E

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MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT
EARLY WARNING MESSAGE:
The
County Emergency Management Agency advises that due to conditions at
the
Flood Protection Project in
(municipality)
, the public should
avoid the area protected by the project
(insert description of inundation area
Refer to
Section II.C.) . Stay tuned for further information.
***REPEAT PERIODICALLY***
WARNING AND EVACUATION MESSAGE:
The
County Emergency Management Agency is advising all residents living
within the inundation area of the
Flood Protection Project in
(municipality)
to evacuate the area immediately. Evacuate the area
(insert description of
inundation area
Refer to Section II.C., and other low lying areas along the flood protection
project)
. If you require shelter during this emergency you should report to (location of
reception/mass care center to be determined by county EMC, American Red Cross or other
VOAD at time of emergency) .
***REPEAT PERIODICALLY***
INCIDENT RESOLVED - SAFE TO RETURN:
The
County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents along the
Flood Protection Project in
(municipality)
that the
problem at the flood protection project has been resolved and that residents may return to their
homes.
***REPEAT PERIODICALLY***
NOTE:
The above messages should be modified as necessary to fit the situation.

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ATTACHMENT F
SWIFTWATER
FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT
AN EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR

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SWIFTWATER FLOOD PROTECTION

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PROJECT
(NAME OF PROJECT)
A COPY OF THIS PLAN, INCLUDING AN INUNDATION MAP NOTING
AREAS IN
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP AND CENTRAL CITY
(NAME OF MUNICIPALITY AND/OR MUNICIPALITIES)
SUBJECT TO FLOODING IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE, IS AVAILABLE
FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
SWIFTWATER FARMS
CENTRAL CITY EMA
RTE 234 NORTH, BOX 321
323 EAST CENTRAL STREET
CENTRAL CITY, PA
CENTRAL CITY, PA
(PROJECT SPONSOR & ADDRESS)
(LOCAL EMA OFFICE & ADDRESS)
LIBERTY COUNTY EMA
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP EMA
123 WEST MAIN STREET
123 LOCUST STREET
MAINTOWN, PA
LONGTOWN, PA
(COUNTY EMA OFFICE & ADDRESS)
(LOCAL EMA OFFICE & ADDRESS)

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NOTICE

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