ROCK ISLAND, Ill., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal, state and local agencies are conducting a meeting of the Regional Flood Risk Management Team (RFRMT) on October 15, at the Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, Ill. The meeting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Blackhawk Conference Room.
The media are invited to meet with Team officials from noon – 12:15 p.m. to discuss the RFRMT and its initiatives.
The Corps is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal, state and local agencies as a Regional Flood Risk Management Team providing a uniform approach across the Upper Mississippi River Basin in five states. The team is an umbrella organization designed to look at flood plain management at a regional level and to collaboratively develop a regional approach to optional long-term flood risk reduction approaches, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life by minimizing damages and increasing safety. Flood risk management is a shared responsibility and is a partnership among federal, state and local government agencies, local authorities and private landowners.
More information about this interagency watershed initiative is available at http://www.mvd.usace.army.mil/rfrmt/. Additional information about FEMA is available at www.fema.gov and the Corps of Engineers is available at www.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 10-09-42