NYSDEC and FEMA to Hold Public Open Houses for New Flood Maps in Broome County

April 19th through April 22nd, 2010

As part of a nationwide effort to update the country’s flood hazard maps to reflect the most current flood risks, a new preliminary flood map has been developed for Broome County.  NYSDEC and FEMA will hold four public meetings to review new flood maps and Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding four Public Open House Meetings on the evenings of April 19th through April 22nd, 2010 to discuss the new Broome County Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM), and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in general.
Broome County Government recognizes that floods continue to be a major public safety issue in our community and that the flood hazard maps are important tools in the effort to protect lives and properties. County Officials are committed to ensuring that residents are informed of the status of their property and remain protected in the event of a flood. The Broome County Executive strongly encourages everyone whose property may be impacted to attend the open house meetings and become informed of the responsibilities and requirements associated with these changes.
The Public Open House Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Monday, April 19
Stop in anytime between
Windsor High School Cafeteria
1191 Route 79
Windsor, NY 13865
 Tuesday, April 20
Stop in anytime between
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School Cafeteria
9 Ogden Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Wednesday, April 21
Stop in anytime between
Union Endicott School
District Board Room
910 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Thursday April 22
Stop in anytime between
Town of Conklin
Community Center
942 Conklin Road
Conklin, NY 13748
Information about the preliminary DFIRM can be found at http://rampp-team.com or by contacting Paul Weberg at (212) 680-3638 or paul.weberg@dhs.gov. Questions about the NFIP, floodplain management or flood insurance, can be directed to Melissa Ryan at (212) 680-3625 or melissa.ryan@dhs.gov. The NYSDEC floodplain management section, at (518)402-8151, can answer questions about both the map and the NFIP in general.
For assistance in determining whether a property is located within the revised floodplain boundaries, as well as relevant links and news, residents can go to the Broome County GIS website, www.bcgis.com.


03/31/2010 - 10:58am