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
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 *****
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 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
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
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
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.
There are currently no road closures in Cattaraugus County.
Please note the following updates regarding Disaster Assistance Center effective immediately: