Potential flooding is imminent for the Buffalo region as snow melt will occur at a faster rate with the onset of warmer weather. It’s important to keep on top of any weather related alerts and be prepared to act quickly if a flash flood warning is issued in your area.
Secure your home and move items up off of floors.
Shut off water, gas and electrical services before leaving.
In case of evacuation, make sure your vehicle has enough fuel. Follow recommended routes.
Shelters are being readied in case of widespread flooding. In addition to and as a back up for Red Cross shelters, the state would have shelters at community colleges and state university campuses.
Following the flood:
If your home is affected by flooding, contact your Insurance provider to start the claims process. Take pictures to document any damages; only when it is safe to do so.
If there is a need for Temporary Housing for your families, CRS is ready to assist 24/7. You may reach us online on our website, by phone or email.