Flood Awareness for Kids
Did you know? Increased snow melting and spring rains can cause flooding.
- If a FLOOD WATCH is issued, it means a flood is possible in the area.
- A FLASH FLOOD WATCH means flash flooding is possible in the area. Be alert to signs of flash flooding and be ready to evacuate quickly.
- A FLOOD WARNING means flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in the area. If a flood warning is issued, listen to local radio and television stations for information. If told to evacuate, do so as soon as possible.
- A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means a flash flood is occurring or will occur very soon. If a flash flood warning is issued, evacuate immediately. There may only be seconds to escape. Act quickly and move to higher ground away from rivers, streams, creeks and storm drains. Do not drive around barricades. If the car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.
Flood Safe Tips:
- Never take cover under a bridge or culvert when it is raining.
- Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
- If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, creeks, etc.
- Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown!
- Roadbeds may be washed out under floodwaters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
- Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
- Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
- Schedule a presentation for your class- contact SEMSWA at (303) 858-8844
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- GESC Considerations for Minor Commercial Construction
- Annual Bore Utility Permits
- Land Development Review Process Explained
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