Reporting Flood Damage

News from Emergency Services, Posted on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:08pm
Flood Damage Reports

Flood Damage Reports

Reporting Flood Damage

Many areas of Cattaraugus County sustained significant damage from the flooding last week; and some continue to receive new damage even today.  The Office of Emergency Services is working to compile damage information from all municipalities, businesses, and home owners.  If your property has sustained damage related to the flooding, here is a short list of what to do to report these damages.

  • Take pictures of everything – before you begin to cleanup or make repairs, during clean up and repair, and after
  • Document all items that were damaged that you had to dispose of
  • Save written quotes, estimates, or receipts for repairs
  • Contact your insurance company or the property owner (rentals) – contacting the Office of Emergency Services is not a substitute for those contacts
  • Complete any cleanup or repairs as you are able to.  Don’t wait for “FEMA funding” to do your repairs because, at this time, we have no information that we will be given assistance.

** Send copies of pictures, lists of damages, quotes/ estimates/ receipts, and any other information you would like to share to the Office of Emergency Services by email to NAMaddox [at] cattco [dot] org, fax to (716) 938-9170, or call us at (716) 938-2244.  Make sure to include your name, home address (location of the damaged property), and contact information. **

At this time we are simply collecting this information so that we may create files and report to local and State officials.  There is no promise of reimbursement from FEMA or any other entity.  If by chance we are able to procure financial assistance, those that have reported damage and information to our office will be the first to be notified.

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