Selinsgrove receives $98,438 for flood resiliency study

May 10—SELINSGROVE — Selinsgrove borough has received $98,438 in federal funds to conduct a comprehensive flood resiliency study to enhance the municipality's preparedness for future flooding.

The study will examine the borough's flood plans and add to existing floodplain management practices to help the borough prepare for floods, educate residents and business owners and ensure the community knows how to respond before, during and after a flood.

According to a release from SEDA-Council of Governments, about one-third of Selinsgrove is in a floodplain from the Susquehanna River, Penns Creek and their tributaries, affecting homes, businesses, institutions and infrastructure.

Funding for the project was obtained with the aid of SEDA-COG and financed in part by the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.