Pipe Creek Mitigation Public Meeting

Posted on June 16, 2016

June 2016

Dear Partners in Risk Reduction:

As you may know, the Erie County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is working to assess flooding concerns within a portion of the Pipe Creek Watershed and the development of mitigation options to minimize future flooding impacts.  Erie County EMA is engaging select jurisdictions and multiple stakeholders during a data gathering workshop.

I’m writing to invite you to participate in this effort.  As we recently communicated to local leaders, we would like to work with you to capture and identify the best available sources of information regarding past flood events and possible mitigation opportunities that can reduce risk for the communities and stakeholders within the Pipe Creek Watershed. 

We have scheduled a workshop to allow you the opportunity to share your past flood experiences and for us to discuss available data and mitigation priorities in person.  We invite you to join us on June 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. or at 5 p.m. at the Erie County Office Building, 247 Columbus Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sandusky.  Attendance at this workshop by affected residents and those involved in floodplain management and planning is important, as it will allow us to understand the problems and then focus the discussion on ideas and specific solutions that you might have, and ones we might have, to reduce risk that would work well for your community.  Let us know if there are others in your community (or within Pipe Creek Watershed) that may be helpful to the discussion so we can extend an invitation to them as well. 

Please RSVP for the workshop and if you’d like to update our contact information, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone.  Additionally, feel free to contact Tim Jonovich, Director, at tjonovich@eriecounty.oh.gov or by phone at 419-627-7617.  We look forward to working with you to understand the past and identify mitigation options that support risk reduction efforts within the Pipe Creek Watershed. 


Timothy G. Jonovich