Washington County held the first floodproofing workshop in Maryland for community officials and the public.
The workshop took place at the Washington County Library in Hagerstown. It was hosted by the Maryland Silver Jackets Team, a state led collaborative team composed of local, state and federal officials. They highlighted strategies, techniques and various grants available for homeowners to reduce flood risk. Officials advise, start with the cheapest route first.
“There’s simple things you can do like just raising valuable stuff from your bottom floors that are more prone to flooding to like higher floors then you can get into more expensive items like elevating homes, putting in vents, stuff like that,” said Jason Stick, Co-Lead of the Maryland Silver Jackets.
A workshop is available for the public this evening from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Washington County Library.