This page is intended to provide information to Broome County residents to assist in recovery and rebuilding after flooding. Please continue to refer to the www.gobroomecounty.com home page and your local news outlets for emergency information and updates.
Broome County Disaster Assistance Guide
Those who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM (local time) seven days a week until December 15, 2011.
NYS Appliance and Equipment Rebate Program
Governor Cuomo has announced an $8 million appliance and equipment rebate program to help those who sustained property damage resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to help them recover and rebuild. All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.
Broome County Landfill Information
Free Electronics Curbside Pick-up
Broome County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Disposal
Dealing With Household Hazardous Waste
How To Clean Up After A Disaster
Repairing Your Flooded Home
Flooding: A Quick Reference Guide (NYS Dept of Health)
Broome County Council of Churches: http://www.broomecouncil.net
Volunteers in Action During Disaster: www.nyvoad.org
The United Way of BC/Institute for Human Services online portal: www.211helpline.org
Or Call United Way’s 211/First Call for Help: 211 or 1-800-901-2180
BU’s Center for Civic Engagement: www.binghamton.edu/cce/flood-recovery