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Flood disaster workshop offers residents information, advice

October 19, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

In response to a series of floods throughout the county this year, a relatively new volunteer group held a disaster workshop Saturday to provide residents with a list of useful information and tips. An identical meeting will be held on Nov. 2 at the Butler City Fire Station, 110 N. Washington St. for people who are interested in learning about flood mitigation and hydraulic cement.

The Pennsylvania Volunteers hosted the workshop “because we were getting calls from people who wanted to know what to do in the future,” according to Rich Wilson, the group's vice president. Among the people invited to speak at the workshop were the city's engineer Joe Gray, Commissioner Kevin Boozel, a flood insurance expert, several disaster response organizations and a hardware representative who showed off the use of hydraulic cement, a puttylike substance used as a short-term solution to plug leaks in a flooding emergency.

This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.