More resources for individuals and communities
- Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by downloading the state factsheet.
- Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) build relationships with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials and healthcare representatives to plan effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies.
- Find contacts for the New York State Emergency Management Association
- Access current water level information for Lake Ontario and New York’s Atlantic coastline
- The Cornell Cooperative Extension provides resources for flood health and safety, post-flood reconstruction, and agriculture-related recovery.
- For information to help you and your community adapt to a changing climate, watch the video series produced by Cornell’s New York State Water Resources Institute.
More information about the programs in this report
- The New York Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey provides high-quality, timely, and unbiased scientific data, reports, and other information about water-related issues.
- New York Sea Grant coordinates coastal science research, extension and educational endeavors throughout New York’s marine and Great Lakes waters.
- The New York Silver Jackets team is an interagency team dedicated to working collaboratively with the state of New York and appropriate stakeholders in developing and implementing solutions to flood hazards by identifying agency resources, funding programs and technical expertise.
|In the same period, floods caused $5.6 billion in property damages.1||Between 2000 and 2018, 1427 floods occurred in NY – averaging to over 1 flood per week.1||Flooding is an immediate threat to the US Army’s Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, NY.2|
|The U.S. Geological Service Water Science Centers fund and conduct water research and monitoring driven by state priorities.
Contact the New York offices:
Coram, NY: 631-736-0783
Troy, NY: 518-285-5695
Potsdam, NY: 315-265-4410
The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program supports coastal communities through research and extension programs shaped by local needs.
Contact the main office:
Stony Brook University: 631-632-6905
|Between 2010 and 2019…
The New York Water Science Center3 spent
New York Sea Grant4 spent
…on New York’s flood research and education priorities.
Prepare your district for floods: ready.gov/floods. Assess your home or office’s flood risk: msc.fema.gov.
Need help now? Contact the New York State Office of Emergency Management: 518-292-2275
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Storm Events Database. Available at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/. (Accessed: 14th August 2019)
- US Department of Defense. Report on effects of a changing climate. (2019).
- Breault, R; New York Water Science Center. Personal communication. (2019).
- Smith, L; New York Sea Grant. Personal communication. (2019).