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Emergency Procedures - Public Notice

Storm Recovery Permit Guidance - Complete Overview

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have issued guidance regarding storm recovery permits available for the purpose of shore protection.
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NYSDEC Permit Page

Buffalo District Regulatory Permit Page

For more information:
Telephone: (716)879-4330
Fax: (716)879-4310
Email: LRB.Regulatory@usace.army.mil 

New!  19 May 2017 - New York State Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Information is available HERE.  To view a New York State Coastal Erosion  Hazard Area General map, click HERE.

Lake Ontario Storm Recovery Permit Guidance is available HERE.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has issued a Public Notice detailing Alternative Permit Processing Procedures for the Lake Ontario High Water Event.  View it HERE.

Water Level Info

Up to date water level information can be found here.

Lake Ontario High Water Level Information

Under Public Law 84-99 the Corps of Engineers may provide assistance for flood response activities to save lives and protect improved property (i.e. public facilities/services and residential/commercial developments) during or following a flood or coastal storm. All assistance is supplemented through local and State governmental authorities.

Prior to calling the Corps of Engineers for assistance, homeowners should first contact their town, county, and state officials.
Governor’s Hotline: 866-244-3839

“Our District Emergency Management office continues to coordinate with local and state emergency management offices to ensure the Corps of Engineers is making as many resources available to aid during this ongoing emergency.  The Corps is committed to supplementing the State’s coordinated emergency response along the Lake Ontario coast and rapidly deploying our technical teams to contribution to the collective effort."
~ Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski, USACE Buffalo District Commander. 

Photos from the field

USACE Technical Field Team Locations Update - May 15, 2017

USACE Technical Field Team Updated Report - May 13, 2017

USACE field teams on the ground along Lake Ontario shoreline - May 12, 2017

USACE issues Declaration of Emergency to assist local and state governments - May 3, 2017

For questions regarding Plan 2014 please contact:
Frank Bevacqua, IJC Public Affairs
Telephone: 202-736-9024        
Cell: 202-412-1017

USACE Public Affairs, Andrew Kornacki