Below you will find direct links to valuable infomation to educate and protect you, your family and your property against the risks and dangers of flooding. Click on the title in the left column to access each link, the column on the right provides a brief description of what you will find within the link.
Floodsmart (floodsmart.gov) - this linked page provides an overview of the National Flood Insurance Program and shares additional information and links for property owners, claims adjusters, insurance professionals, lenders, surveyors and elected officials.
This FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the link to the left to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products and take advantage of tools for better understanding your flood risk. These FEMA maps are continually updated through a variety of processes and may change over time as information becomes updated and/or superseded by new maps. You can download or print from this site.
If you need help navigating this site, please contact Brenda at the township office by calling 570-374-4778.
The link to the left will direct you to an assortment of forms for the general public, industry professionals and government officials interested in: claims adjusting; elevation certificates; submitting a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) request; floodproofing certificates for non-residential structures; ordering public awareness materials; ordering underwriting and claims materials; and getting a flood hazard determination.
The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures.
The link to the left will take you to a document filled with information on how to Prepare for a Flood. This document will explain how to protect yourself and your property and details the steps to take now so you can act quickly when you, your home or your business is in danger.
Included within the document:
Flood Basics - the what, when, where, how and the impact of flooding.
Protection - Personal, property and flood Insurance
Susquehanna River Flood Stage 20'-25' - Action Plan
The Isle of Que in Penn Twp begins to flood at 20.8 feet at the south end of Front Street. At flood stage 25 feet, storm drains in Selinsgrove back up onto the streets. At 25 feet, four feet of water will be on the low spots on the road exiting the Isle of Que. When the Emergency Coordinator is notified that a flood threat on the Susquehanna river is likely, the Emergency Coordinator notifies other Township departments and volunteer fire departments and begins coordination with neighboring municipalities.
The Penn Township EMC and the fire department will notify residents located on the Isle of Que to evacuate their homes while the road remains open to the Pine Street Bridge over Penns Creek. When the evacuation road is under water, the Township will use an emergency evacuation route on the farm road along the edge of the Heimbach farm. This road leads to the US 11-15 bypass. Another option is an emergency access road from 3rd Street on the Isle of Que, in the Selinsgrove Boro.
Susquehanna River Flood Stage 25' - 30' - Action Plan
At this stage flooding has blocked access to and from the Isle of Que. Township personnel and equipment and volunteer fire department personnel and equipment may be dispatched to assist in evacuation of families that did not heed earlier warnings. This is especially hazardous at night and during winter months. River rescue may also be necessary is transport equipment becomes unusable.
Susquehanna River Flood Stage 30' - 35'+ - Action Plan
At and above this stage the Isle of Que is inundated and water surrounds the Regional Waste Water Treatment plant. The US 11-15 bypass is open, but exits lead into flooded areas. It is possible that families or individuals will evacuate to the bypass and await rescue.