Emergencies can come up at any time. It's important that we as the City Government and you as an individual or family think ahead about the types of emergencies that could occur and make plans to be prepared to respond to the emergency conditions and lessen the impact. That is the purpose of Emergency Management.
The Susquehanna River Valley is prone to flooding. Floods can occur at any time of year. Whether the river rises due to snowmelt or heavy rain, everyone should know the flood risk in their local area and be prepared.
The City of Sunbury is protected by a wall and levee flood protection system certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and maintained by the Sunbury Municipal Authority. Learn more about the system HERE.
Know your property's flood risk. Because of the flood protection system, most properties in Sunbury are considered low risk for flood. However there are some low-lying properties that are at moderate risk. To find out your property's flood risk, go to the FEMA Flood Map Service Center, or contact the City Code Administration Office at (570) 286-4207.
Even with the flood protection system, the risk for flood damage to your property is not NOT zero. Property owners and renters should ask an insurance agent about the National Flood Insurance Program. Additional information about protecting your property from flood damage is available HERE; at the Degenstein Community Library; and at the City Code Administration Office.
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