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Special Committee on Weather-Related Problems pursuant to House Resolution 275

 Collection — Box: Box 1 of 1
Identifier: 02-SS1995_03

Scope and Contents

Public hearings were held in Williamsport and Charleroi, PA, where testimony was heard from experts on weather issues, private citizens, and emergency personnel. Written testimony was also submitted from various state and federal agencies. Specific issues addressed through correspondence include: flooding along Bald Eagle Creek in Clinton County, PA in relation to Foster Joseph Sayers Dam and Reservoir; flood control procedures in the Susquehanna River Basin; and flooding of the Cheat River near Parsons West Virginia. The committee suggested, based on its findings, that an automated warning system was needed, and that creek maintenance and monitoring programs should be instituted. Communication problems were also addressed as a result of the fact that during flooding the 911 system was out operation. Flood protection plans, an advance warning system, and public education programs were also recommended by the Select Committee, as was the suggestion to look into legislation that would prevent new construction on flood plains. The final report of the Committee was submitted to the House of Representatives in September 1996.


  • 1995-1996
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1995


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Arrangement Note

This collection consists of four folders, arranged in chronological order.

Physical Access Requirements

These records are water damaged, but still usable.

Custodial History

Special Committee to Study Weather-Related Problems pursuant to House Resolution 275, 1995-1996 to Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives.

Source of Acquisition

Special Committee to Study Weather-Related Problems pursuant to House Resolution 275, 1995-1996

Method of Acquisition

Pursuant to House Rule 45 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (titled “Powers and Duties of Standing Committees and Subcommittees”) governing the management and disposition of historically valuable committee material, the secretary of the committee must record the attendance of Members and any votes taken, the minutes of the meeting and records, bills, and other papers in the possession of committees and subcommittees which must be submitted to the Chief Clerk at the end of every two year legislative session for permanent archival storage.

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Repository Details

Part of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives Repository

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