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Rainfall Ready NYC is the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Action Plan that outlines steps New Yorkers and City government can take to combat and protect the City from the damaging effects of stormwater flooding.

DEP's updated city-wide stormwater flooding maps show addresses that might be at risk of flooding during intense rain events.

To view the maps and to learn more about Rainfall Ready NYC and how we all can keep safe and minimize property damage as larger scale infrastructure is designed and built, visit

DEP is providing free flood barriers and/or sandbags to eligible homeowners in certain neighborhoods throughout the City. Only property owners who have received the flood barrier letter are eligible for the program. If you received a letter, you can scan the QR code at the bottom and you will be linked to the form online. Forms were due to DEP by August 7, 2022.

Once your form is submitted and reviewed by DEP, you will be contacted with more information about the giveaway.

If you have questions about Rainfall Ready NYC or the Flood Barrier Program, you can email DEP at

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