Casey to Lead Bipartisan Meeting in U.S. Capitol on Bloomsburg Flood Relief Project

Project Will Protect Residents and Provide Economic Stability

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today will meet with a bipartisan group of representatives and local officials on how to move forward on the Bloomsburg flood project. 

“It is critical we move this project forward to protect residents and provide long-term economic stability to the region,” said Senator Casey. “I will continue to fight to make sure that we have the resources to do just that.  The people of Bloomsburg have suffered enough and it is time for the Army Corps to move on this project.”

Bloomsburg has been subject to severe flooding from both the Susquehanna River as well as Fishing Creek.  The town was been heavily damaged by floods that occurred in 1936, 1972, 1975 and most recently from Tropical Storm Lee.  Smaller flood events prior to Lee affected more than 400 residential homes and seven major commercial enterprises. 

The following officials are also expected to attend:

  • Lou Barletta (R-PA),  U. S. Representative
  • Chris Young, County Commissioner
  • Dave Kovach, County Commissioner
  • Bill Soberick, County Commissioner
  • Dan Knorr, Mayor, Bloomsburg
  • Fred Gaffney, Pres. Chamber of Commerce
  • Diane Levan, Town Council Member
  • Marsha Sherman, Windsor Foods
  • Larry Hagood, COO Rieter North America
  • Jim Nemeth, HR Director, Rieter
  • Paul Reichart, Flood Authority
  • Claude Renninger, Town Councilman & Flood Authority Member, Former Mayor
  • Ed Edwards, Chairman, Bloomsburg Area Joint Flood Control Authority