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Flood Protection /  Flood Protection Information

National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System

Annual Flood Letter


Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction

Section 7-7 of the Zoning Ordinance


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA Flood Information

Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA)


Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)

*Panel not available - no special flood hazard areas.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service

NOAA River Observations / Gauges

NOAA National Weather Service: Buffalo


Homeowner Information

FEMA, Flood Information for Property Owners

FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program Publications

Floodsmart.gov / The National Flood Insurance Program

FEMA, Community Rating System (CRS)


Flood Information and Forms

Application for a Flood Area Determination

Flood Collection Documents Located at Amherst Main Library at Audubon.


Flood Damage Prevention Information

The Town of Amherst Building Department provides flood damage prevention though the application and enforcement of a section of the zoning ordiniance (Chapter 203 Part VII).

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
  • Email:
    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221