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:
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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:
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Emergency announcements will be updated as an emergency occurs.
For recent information available from the county, please go to: https://gobroomecounty.com/news
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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
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BC Office of Emergency Management Twitter
BC County Government
BC Office of Emergency Management Facebook
Broome County Community Organizations Active in Disaster(COAD)
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
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.
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/