Do you know your flood risk? FEMA is hosting two Open Houses on Flood Risk and Insurance. If you live in the city of Ithaca or Tompkins County, this is a chance to learn more about your updated flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA representatives will be there to answer questions about flood risk, flood insurance, and how to prepare for and protect yourself from flooding.
The first Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Attend in person, any time from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Ithaca High School Cafeteria at 1401 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. The second Open House is on Thursday, April 27, 2023, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., at the Tompkins County Whole Health Building at 55 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. All are welcome to join.
To request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, real-time captioning, or other), please email Michael.Foley3@fema.dhs.gov or FEMA-CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov, or call (833) 285-7448, FEMA’s Civil Rights Resource Line.
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States. Community members need to know their risk and use the tools and programs they have, including flood insurance.
To learn more or to access the flood maps, visit https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home. You may also contact a map specialist at the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) at 1-877336-2627 or FEMA-FMIX@fema.dhs.gov.