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FEMA hosting town halls discussing flooding concerns with Erie County residents

Posted at 3:05 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 03:14:53-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With water levels rising across western New York, FEMA and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation want to help.

The two agencies are hosting two town halls for Erie County residents and officials to discuss concerns around flooding.

This comes after FEMA hosted a town hall in Niagara County holding a dialogue on issues in Lake Ontario, Tuesday.

The goal is for Erie County residents to get more information about the potential risks of flooding, insurance and potential changes to insurance rates, tips for dealing with floods, and which areas are most prone to potential floods through updated maps.

The first town hall is in Buffalo on Wednesday, with the second in Hamburg on Thursday.

Those seeking more information can head to one of these events:

  • Wednesday, July 24th from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic Street, Buffalo
  • Thursday, July 25th from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Hamburg Town Hall, 6100 S Park Avenue, Hamburg