Are you prepared for spring flooding? Spring is here and along with beautiful scenery comes hazardous weather conditions, such as, severe thunderstorms, flooding and landslides.
What can you do?
-Register for flood insurance
-Plan safety routes and locations
-Sign up to receive free emergency alerts on home, work and cell phones, text messages and email at: www.boco911alert.com
-Follow the Boulder OEM on social media for updates:
Facebook.com/BoulderOEM Twitter: @BoulderOEM
-Stay informed through local radio, television and your own observations
-Monitor a NOAA Weather Radio
-Listen for the latest Flood Watches, Warnings and Advisories:
WATCH indicates that life-threatening flooding is possible within the designated watch area.
ADVISORY indicates that non-life-threatening flooding of small streams, streets and low-lying areas is occurring or is imminent.
WARNING indicates that flash flooding or flooding has been reported or is imminent, and necessary precautions should be taken at once.
During a Flash Flood
-Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
-Do not drive over bridges that are over fast-moving floodwaters. Floodwaters can make the bridge unstable.
-If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.
-Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall.
For more information about emergency preparedness, visit www.boulderoem.com.