Disaster Planning in the Capitol – Featured Blog from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

Featured Photo: Flooding of the Governor’s Mansion along North Front Street in Harrisburg during the 1972 Tropical Storm Agnes event. Source: Michael Baker Jr., Dauphin County 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency, with support from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), 2015. Copies available from Dauphin County Emergency Management Agency, Harrisburg.

Recently, Candice Strawley, Regional Director in the West Chester office, wrote a blog that was featured on the Pennsylvania State Preservation Historic Office website. Her blog discusses how, much like the early settlers of Harrisburg, many locals today feel drawn to bodies of water, whether for their natural beauty, ability to fuel industries, or provision of vital resources to developing communities. To read the access the full article, click here.

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