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Monday, March 5th, 2012 Jim Worhach (607) 778‐3950
Cell: (607) 761‐0016
Broome County Executive Debbie Preston To Host
Open House For FloodImpacted Residents
(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston will host an Open House for Flood‐
Impacted Residents from 4‐8pm on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at the Binghamton University Events
Center. Preston will be joined by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), Broome County Department of Planning & Economic Development, Tioga County Planning
Department, local municipal leaders and area not‐for‐profit agencies.
Residents impacted by the flood in any way are invited to attend.
The Open House will feature experts in the fields of:
• flood insurance;
• building codes;
• crisis counseling;
• mold/toxins/water issues; and
• historic preservation.
• And more ….
“This Open House will be a one‐stop shop for those struggling from the flood,” said Preston. “People are
still hurting, I see it every day. This event will bring together experts from across the spectrum, all under
The Broome County Planning Department has been active in the flood recovery process. The Open House
follows a Flood Mitigation Workshop held in January, at Union Endicott High school.
“The Broome County Planning Department is pleased to once again provide access to valuable
information and assistance for the residents of our community,” said Commissioner of Planning &
Economic Development Elaine Miller. “Our residents still have questions and concerns, and we are eager
to bring the right agencies and organizations together in one place to provide answers.”
The flood ravished nearby Owego and other municipalities in Tioga County.
“If any resident from Tioga County still has unmet needs from the September flood, this will be the place
to gather helpful information,” said Tioga County Planning Director Elaine Jardine. “The broad range of
agencies and services available at the Open House will be there to assist you.”
For more information:
Lora Zier, Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development: (607) 778‐2370
Elaine Jardine, Tioga County Department of Economic Development and Planning: (607) 687‐8257