Community Flood Information
The Borough of Brookhaven is situated between Chester Creek to the west and Ridley Creek to the east. Over the years, creeks and storm drainage pipes have seen flooding to varying degrees which has impacted both private property as well as public infrastructure such as downed telephone lines, power failures, and closed roads and bridges. There are a few other isolated areas in the borough that have been subject to localized flooding and storm water back-up.
Are you in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA or aka 100-year floodplain)?
If you live near an existing creek or drainage ditch and you currently do not have flood insurance, you should check to see if your house and/or property are located in a SFHA. If youare considering buying a home, renovating your existing home or doing improvements to your property, you should check to see if your house and/or property are located in a SFHA.Existing structures or proposed construction or substantial improvements can be checked to see if they are located within the Special Flood Hazard Area, SFHA by reviewing FEMA FIRM maps online on FEMA’s website, ‘Flood Map Service Center’ or by calling the Borough of Brookhaven at 610-874-2557 and ask for the Code Office. Elevation certificates are available– if on file.