A Guide to Flooding in Philadelphia | Philadelphia’s Citywide Flood Risk Management Task Force, 2017

This guide was designed as a tool to support property owners and residents.
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The purpose of this resource is to help property owners and residents understand their flood risks, learn how to prepare their property and family for flooding and find out what to do if you experience flooding.

The Flood Risk Management Task Force was created by the City of Philadelphia in 2014 to
encourage collaboration between departments and agencies and to maximize the City’s resources
for addressing flooding issues. The mission of the task force is to develop an improved strategy for
flood management and to inform smart planning as we address evolving flooding challenges.
Task force members include: the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), Philadelphia City Planning
Commission (PCPC) the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Office of Sustainability,
Philadelphia Streets Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), Licenses and Inspection
(L&I), and Health Department

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