Monday, June 16, 2008
Secretary of the State Department of Environmental Protection Kathleen McGinty was joined by State Representative James Wansacz of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Susquehanna counties, for a conference call regarding the state's flood protection. Rep. Wansacz has a bill in the state house that would create funds to for multiple flood mitigation projects across the state. The plan is to use money from insurance providers. Secretary McGinty said that if the bill passed it would allow for multiple flood mitigation projects, that have been backstopped due to lack of funding, to start up. According to McGinty floods, and flood damage are more dangerous than many Pennsylvanians think.