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May 6, 2017 6:41 PM

Monroe County Flooding Resources for residents

Monroe County’s Office of Emergency Management is providing lakeshore residents with flooding tips and resources.

Structural Flooding: If your basement or crawl space is flooding, first responders will respond to pump out standing water. To access this assistance, please call 911 and request help from the local fire department. Additionally, residents should take care to avoid standing water and electricity which can cause injuries or death.

Lake Ontario Flood Assistance Hotline: New York State has created the Lake Ontario Flood Assistance hotline. Residents can call the hotline for the latest flooding forecast; help with flood mitigation measures including sandbags, or for technical assistance regarding on-site repairs. The number is 1-866-244-3839.

Recovery/Repair Permitting: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Coastal Erosion Team is currently operating in Monroe County. They are operating under State of Emergency orders to provide for expedited permitting for repairs and remediation work. DEC Permitting can be reached at 585-226-5400.

Roads/Bridges: Residents should not drive over roadways covered with water. Half of all flood deaths can be prevented by avoiding water covered or washed out roads.

Sandbags: Residents should contact the Town’s Highway Department at (585) 872-1443.
Anyone using sandbags should familiarize themselves with the proper usage of sandbags. Guidance is available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Portals/27/docs/emergency/NWD_Sandbag_Pamphlet.pdf

For any needs or questions not addressed above, please contact the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management at (585) 753-3810.

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