Norton Roundtable on D.C. Flood Risks to Feature Her Bill to Make D.C. Eligible for Federal Flood Mitigation Funds, Tomorrow

Oct 23, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D-DC) roundtable discussion on near- and long-term risks of flooding in the District of Columbia on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., in 2253 Rayburn House Office Building, will highlight the need for her bill (H.R. 2540) to make D.C. eligible for federal flood mitigation and prevention funding.  Norton’s bill would amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA) to include D.C. in the definition of a coastal state.

“Last year, a D.C. Flood Summit and a congressional briefing we held brought front and center serious flood risks for the District,” Norton said.  “We must now be all in for remedies before the next all but inevitable flood in the District of Columbia.”

The roundtable will feature the following panelists who will provide testimony and answer questions: Hugh Roberts and Dough McCoach, ARCADIS; Kevin Bush, D.C. Chief Resilience Officer, Officer of the City Administration; Stacey Underwood, Baltimore District DC Silver Jackets Program Coordinator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Sharon Sartor, Baltimore District Ecologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Michael Grimm, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FEMA).