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Broome County Office for the Aging's Disaster Preparedness

Residents of Broome County are far too familiar with the devastating effects of flooding caused by two separate disasters in 2006 and 2011. The Broome County Office for the Aging (BCOFA) was available to assist older residents during these disasters, help coordinate efforts with other agencies and is tracking results that have provide grounds for offering recommendations in how to improve agency disaster response and recovery efforts.

This was achieved by taking the following steps:

Issues identified during these disasters and recommendations for improvement include:

For additional information, please contact Lisa Schuhle, Program Manager at Broome County Office for the Aging at (607) 778-2411.

Did You Know?

The New York State Office for the Aging operates a Help Line to offer older New Yorkers information and assistance in finding available resources. Please call 1-800-342-9871 with questions