Flood Resources

There are a variety of resources available to assist those experiencing or at risk of flooding in our community.

Local Emergency Resources

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 for assistance immediately.

For additional information about immediate services available in the community, please call 2-1-1 for further assistance, or go to the following website: https://www.helpme211.org/

In the event of an emergency, click on the link to learn more about Road Closures in Broome County:

Road Closure Information

For more information on travel safety, click on the link to learn more about Turn Around Don't Drown

To stay updated on emergency information, click on the link below to sign up for alerts:

Sign up for Emergency Alerts


Emergency announcements will be updated as an emergency occurs. 

For recent information available from the county, please go to: https://gobroomecounty.com/news

Immediate Assistance

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Services
Alert & Warning
Shelter Information

Disaster Information

Before a Disaster
During a Disaster
After a Disaster
Types of Disaster

Floodplain Information:

To View the BC Existing Floodplain Map, Click on this Link: Existing Floodplain Map

To View the BC Preliminary Floodplain Map, Click on this Link: Preliminary Floodplain Map

Community Information

Special Needs Information
Community Engagement

Get Connected

BC Office of Emergency Management Twitter


BC County Government


BC Office of Emergency Management Facebook


Broome County Community Organizations Active in Disaster(COAD)


Direct Assistance

FEMA - https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY 1-800-462-7585

For those that have flooded and are seeking financial assistance or information about flood insurance, FEMA can offer direct information related to your situation. For guidance on making a flood insurance claim see: https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-07/fema_nfip_how-to-file-…

511NY - https://511ny.org/

511 provides information on road closures on state roadways, useful when travel is essential during a disaster.

Those experiencing flooding should reach out to their local municipality. Contact information for all municipalities can be found here: Municipalities

Those with issues along Broome County roads may contact the Highway Department: https://gobroomecounty.com/highway 

For issues on state roads you may contact NYSDOT: https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices

Flood Cleanup and Recovery

BC Office of Emergency Services https://www.gobroomecounty.com/e911/floodresources

 BC Environmental Health - https://www.gobroomecounty.com/eh/floodcleanup

Flood Risk

BC GIS - www.bcgis.com

Broome County's interactive mapper allows you to view your property and various types of flood information to assess your flood risk. Items that you can map include the currently adopted FEMA Flood Maps, FEMA's Preliminary Flood Maps (non-regulatory modernized flood risk), the approximate extent of the 2006 and 2011 major floods, and flood inundation maps. These maps are for informational purposes only and should not be used for legal purposes.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center - https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home  

This site provides information on the official regulatory flood maps according to FEMA.

Flood Mitigation

Broome County administers County-wide hazard mitigation planning to assess the long-term flood resiliency of the County and identify projects to help improve our resiliency and mitigate known flood hazards (as well as other disasters). The County's Hazard Mitigation Plan and other related documents can be found at www.gobroomecounty.com/planning/hazardmitigation.

The Broome County Soil and Water Conservation District is also a good resource when seeking advice on long-term solutions to flooding and erosion through stream management: http://www.broomeswcd.org/broome/