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Emergency Services & Safety

Emergency Response Data Form

If you or someone in your household has a disability or a special medical need, please let us know by following this link.

Creek Water LevelAlert Notifications

For information regarding water alerts for Ellicott Creek and or Tonawanda Creek from the USGS click here

Town of Amherst Flood Plan Annex

Click here to view the Town of Amherst Flood Plan Annex document.

Erie County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Click here to learn more about the hazard mitigation plan.

Erie County Water Authority Alert System

Click here for information on the ECWA customer alert system.

Proper Disposal of Prescription Medicines

Click here for more information.

Local Storm & Emergency Information

Please refer to the Announcements on our home page.

511NY Program Information

The New York State Department of Transportation implemented 511 New York (511NY) in 2008 as a free, comprehensive travel information system geared to meet the multimodal needs of commuters, long-distance and local travelers, tourists and commercial-vehicle operators, by providing up-to-the-minute, comprehensive transportation information. Click here for more information.

Department of Emergency Services & Safety

The Department of Emergency Services & Safety allows you to research information about actions that you can take to better prepare yourself, your family, property, and your business in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.

The potential for a disaster to occur in the Town of Amherst is as ever present as it is within any community. The departments and employees of the Town of Amherst provide a vital and professional response to emergencies that occur in our Town. Their primary objective is to protect the lives and property of the people within the Town of Amherst.

it's a disaster book coverFind out more by downloading a copy of "It's a Disaster! ...and what are YOU gonna do about it?"

Disruption of services, loss of life and extensive property damage can occur within our community. Emergency conditions could result from, or be a combination of, any natural or technological hazards.

If emergency conditions exist or are imminent, and cannot be handled by the resources of these departments, the Town of Amherst has the obligation, and the ultimate responsibility, to protect the people of our Town. We also have the obligation and responsibility to help the people of our Town recover from the emergency, along with restoring services within the Town of Amherst.

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