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Reporting Flood Damage

News from Emergency Services posted on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 1:08pm
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

After the Flood: Tips and Resources

News from Emergency Services posted on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:24pm

After the Flood: Tips and Resources

Your home or business has been flooded. Although floodwaters may be down in some areas, many dangers still exist. Here are some things to remember in the days ahead:

  • Avoid moving water.
  • Do not attempt rescue in damaged areas unless your assistance has been specifically requested by police, fire, or other emergency services.
  • Emergency workers will be assisting people in flooded areas.

Urgent Weather Alert: Thatcher Brook and Grannis Brook areas

News from Emergency Services posted on Sat, 12/21/2013 - 1:15pm

***** URGENT WEATHER ALERT *****

Area: CATTARAUGUS CREEK - THATCHER AND GRANNIS BROOKS

National Weather Services has posted alerts to all in the Cattaraugus Creek area, especially for those in the THATCHER and GRANNIS BROOK areas. Those areas are expected to experience significant flooding by 11 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, Dec 22, 2014).

Residents in those areas are asked to take precautions immediately to protect their families and properties for incoming flood waters.

Flood Awareness Week Begins March 12, 2012

News from Emergency Services posted on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:40am

Flood Safety and Awareness Week: March 12 through 16, 2012

Beginning March 12, New Yorkers once again began to observe Flood Safety Awareness Week.  In the last decade floods have claimed an average of 94 lives and caused more than $10 billion in damages nationally.  The threat of river and coastal flooding is the greatest natural hazard risk that we face in New York State.  Our citizens and first responders face annual flooding events of varying severity that threaten them and their families, damage their homes, schools and churches, destroy public infrastructure, an

National Flood Insurance Program Workshop

Date(s): 
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 5:00am - 8:00am

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be having a three hour workshop on Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program on July 13, 2011 from 9:00AM to 12:00Noon. Read more

Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit

Date(s): 
Sun, 10/04/2009 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

On October 4, Love INC of the Greater Gowanda Area along with various members of the community will be hosting a Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit, “Rock’n Relief ‘09”, in an effort to raise donations for rebuilding area homes and neighborhoods that were lost and damaged during the Gowanda flood of August 9-10, 2009. The Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit will be hosted at the Gowanda American Legion Post 409, located at 100 Legion Drive in Gowanda, New York. Read more

Special Session

Date(s): 
Fri, 08/14/2009 - 6:00am

A Special Meeting was called due to the Flooding that occurred on August 10, 2009.

43 persons, including town supervisors and mayors, were in attendance.

CHAIRMAN ABERS introduced Christopher Baker, Cattaraugus County Emergency Services Director, who gave an overview of the disaster situation in the County. He stated that, according to the National Weather Service, 5 1/2 inches of rain fell in the Gowanda area in less than one hour. This is unprecedented.

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Public Meeting about Flood in Gowanda

Date(s): 
Fri, 08/14/2009 - 12:00pm
There will be a Public Meeting about the flood cleanup and other issues at the Gowanda High School at 4:00PM on August 14, 2009
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Cattaraugus County to Waive Fees at Transfer Stations for Storm Debris

News from Emergency Services, Public Works posted on Fri, 12/10/2010 - 1:43pm

The Cattaraugus County Legislature has unanimously approved a measure to allow Cattaraugus County residents affected by the recent flooding throughout the region to dispose of storm debris free of charge at the Portville, Allegany, and Salamanca Transfer Stations on Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th.

Disaster Assistance Center Remains Open for Flood Victims

News from Emergency Services posted on Sun, 12/05/2010 - 5:00pm

There are currently no road closures in Cattaraugus County.

Please note the following updates regarding Disaster Assistance Center effective immediately:

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