Reminder: Preparing for a Flood


With Tioga County, NY under a Flood Watch, the Tioga Flood Mitigation Group would like to remind area residents to review their family emergency plans and information about what to do before, during and after a flood.  An informational brochure published by the Tioga County Flood Mitigation Group is available here.
Some basic information to remember during a FLOOD WATCH:

  • Keep a Disaster Supply Kit near.  Prepare one if you have not, and include plenty of water.
  • Be alert to signs of flooding, and if you live in a flood-prone area, be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.
  • Be ready to act quickly—visit the National Weather Service website — which has information on river levels.
  • Have a plan for evacuating large animals and pets.  Follow the instructions of local authorities—they are the most informed about affected areas to avoid.
  • Use a NOAA Weather Radio or listen continuously to News Radio WEBO at 1330 AM or 107.9 FM on a portable battery-powered radio, or hand-crank-radio.  Following the Flood of 2006, News Radio WEBO was designated by Tioga County as the official point of contact for emergency information to all county residents.

Emergency Contact Information:
Tioga County Sheriff 911
Tioga County Emergency Management Office 687-2023
First Call for Help Tioga 1-800-227-5353 or 211
Southern Tier Red Cross 785-7207
Salvation Army 722-2987
Tioga Opportunities 687-4222
USGS 266-0217
National Weather Service
Tioga County
News Radio WEBO 1330 AM, 107.9 FM, and streaming online.

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