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Monday, October 16, 2:30 - 4:30 pm: Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY 19h 14m Free  
Tuesday, October 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm: Schenectady County Library, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 19h 14m Free  
Wednesday, October 18 3:30 - 5:30 pm: Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 19h 14m Free  
Thursday, October 19 2:00 - 4:00 pm: VFW Tioughnioga Post 2354, 76 Main Street, Cortland, NY 19h 14m Free  
Friday, October 20, 12:30 - 2:30: Erie County Fire Department Training Center, 3359 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 19h 14m Free  

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 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with the Cold Waters Region Laboratory, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present information related to ice jam processes including but not limited to:


 *Ice characterization or types of ice formations


 *Summary of local historical jams in communities within the respective region


 *Mitigation techniques: advanced measures, emergency measures, and permanent measures


 *Ice observer training


 *Learn how to input events into the ice jam database


 *Ice jam observation considerations


 Persons encouraged to attend this meeting include representatives from Indian Nations, elected officials, police and sheriff officers, town engineers, building enforcement and zoning staff, emergency managers, as well as first responders and emergency personnel.


 A total of five presentation will be hosted. Each presentation will include the same information. Persons are encouraged to attend the meeting location that is closest to their area of jurisdiction and work. Meeting dates, times, and locations include:


 Monday, October 16, Plattsburgh, NY - Plattsburgh Public Library


 Tuesday, October 17, Schenectady, NY - Schenectady County Library


 Wednesday, October 18, Watertown, NY - Flower Memorial Library


 Thursday, October 19, Cortland, NY – VFW Tioughnioga Post 2354


 Friday, October 20, Buffalo, NY - Erie County Fire Department Training Center


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Plattsburgh, NY; Schenectady, NY; Watertown, NY; Cortland, NY; Buffalo, NY
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 3:30 PM

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District delivers world class engineering solutions to the Great Lakes region, the Army, and the Nation in order to ensure national security, environmental sustainability, water resource management, and emergency assistance during peace and war.  Buffalo District stands ready to support the diverse needs of our customers.

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center helps solve our nation’s most challenging problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good. Our vision is to become the world’s premier public engineering and environmental sciences research and development organization.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979. The agency's primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.

The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information. It is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration branch of the Department of Commerce, and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. The agency was known as the United States Weather Bureau from 1890 until it adopted its current name in 1970.

The United States Geological Survey is a scientific agency of the United States government. Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved over the ensuing 125 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. The USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. On March 3, 1879, we were established by the passing of the Organic Act through Congress. Our main responsibilities were to map public lands, examine geological structure, and evaluate mineral resources. Over the next century, our mission expanded to include the research of groundwater, ecosystems, environmental health, natural hazards, and climate and land use change.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment. DEC is headed by a commissioner, who is assisted by executive managers. The department has 24 divisions and offices and is further organized into bureaus to fulfill the functions and regulations established by Title 6 of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (6NYCRR). Some programs are also governed by federal law.

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