News in Cortland NY

FEMA Flood Insurance Meetings

August 20, Meeting with FEMA, DEC and Floodplain Representatives

7 pm, County Office Building Auditorium. Jacob Tysz is the Program Specialist for the Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Albany.

Jacob asked that Cortland Flood Questions be e-mailed to him at Please make sure the "Subject" at the top of the e-mail says Cortland Flood Questions. He will then forward your questions to the correct person (at FEMA or DEC). They in return will respond by email to the person who asked the question.

September 16, Meeting with FEMA representatives on the appeal and protest process which communities must follow to formally object to information presented on the preliminary maps.

5:30 pm, City Hall Council Chambers. For information on the difference between "appeals" and "protests," along with steps that the City should take to submit such objections, visit


Proposed FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map with expanded Flood Zones (pdf 3.74mb)

Use the magnifying glass tool at the top of your browser to bring the map to 100% view. Then, use the hand icon at the top of your browser to move the map around on your screen to find your own neighborhood. If you have a bright orange icon in the lower right corner of your screen, click on it to re-size the map.

National Flood Insurance Program Description

Application Form for Single Residential Structure or Lot Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps

Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) and Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)

This explains the policy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for determinations of whether or not a structure or proposed structure is in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) shown on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).

National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate and Instructions

Certified elevations must be included if the purpose of completing the Elevation Certificate is to obtain a LOMA or LOMR-F.