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[IDHS] More Than 140 Attend Statewide Flood Conference in Indianapolis
Start Date: 4/8/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/8/2014
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More Than 140 Attend Statewide Flood Conference in Indianapolis

More than 140 individuals from across Indiana attended a biennial flood conference March 13 in Indianapolis, including emergency managers, floodplain managers, engineers, planners, and environmental managers.

The conference, called Operation Stay Afloat, was organized by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Flooding is one of the most common disasters that Indiana and the United States face each year. As such, education about flooding and how it affects Indiana is important. The goal of the conference is to use past experiences, such as the Great Flood of 1913, the flooding in June and September of 2008, and smaller flooding incidents that occur each year in Indiana, to educate and prepare for the future.

Session topics included dam safety, the National Flood Insurance Program, flood mitigation, and floodplain mapping.

Speakers at the conference included hydrologists from the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center, a filmmaker and science writer, an Indianapolis engineer, and individuals from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

This was the sixth time the biennial Operation Stay Afloat conference was held.
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