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Flooding Information

To learn more about your risk, what to do to protect your property, before, during, and after a flood, and how to purchase flood insurance, you can call the National Flood Insurance Program at 1-800-427-2419 or visit


You can also get information about flood insurance and disaster preparedness by calling the Department of Insurance toll free at 1-877-881-6388 or visiting their web-site at for on-line brochures on flood insurance and what to do if there is a disaster.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Water Views


Flood Insurance Rate Maps(FIRMS)

Flood Insurance Benefits

Flood Insurance Fact Sheet 

Tips for building your emergency kit

Anywhere it can rain, it can flood

  • We all live with the risk of flood damage to our property. Learn more details about your home’s level of flood risk, including the type of flood zone it is in, and if available the potential flood elevation (referred to as the “base flood elevation” on a flood map).

  • Do not dump or throw anything into the channels or drainage ways. Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug channels. A plugged channel cannot carry water and when it rains the water has to go somewhere. Every piece of trash contributes to flooding.

  • You can do your part in helping the drainage system work. Sweep or pick up your gutters to prevent blockages in the storm sewers. Pick up trash and fallen branches in the ditches.

  • If you see dumping or debris in the channels or drainage ways, contact the office (814)476-1691.

  • Always check with the  Zoning Officer before you build on, alter, regrade, or fill on your property. A permit may be needed to ensure that projects do not cause problems on other properties.

  • Keep catch basins clear of debris

  • Buy Flood Insurance. There is a 30 day waiting period before a policy takes effect

  • Know the flood signals and procedures. The Town has 3 Voice command sirens

  • Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio

  • Tune in to local radio stations and local TV stations.

  • Plan an escape route to higher ground

  • Move vehicles to a safe location on higher ground before local roads are closed.

  • Copy important documents Keep copies in your home and store originals in a secure place outside the home

  • Take photos of your possessions

  • Make an itemized list of other possessions, such as clothing, books, and small kitchen appliances.

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