It’s been a crazy couple of days here, weather-wise. We hope everyone is staying safe and dry! Here are just a few good reminders about torrential rains and flooding…
- If the all the signs for a potential flood are there, be prepared! Pack a bag of essentials and be ready to leave for higher ground at any moment. If you have time, move all valuables from the ground to a higher location.
- If you get the call to evacuate, leave immediately! Flash floods don’t give any warning before they hit.
- Your safest bet is to walk to safety. It only takes two feet of water to sweep a car away.
- Try to avoid walking through moving water, there may be debris rushing under the surface that you can’t see.
- Do not go near any fallen electrical equipment! Especially if you are in water!
- If you receive enough warning that you can drive to safety, avoid driving through water that’s deep enough you can’t see the bottom. If at any point the water rises around your car, abandon your vehicle and seek higher ground.
- Don’t return to your house until authorities have indicated it’s safe.
- As tempting as it is, avoid playing in floodwater. There may be downed power lines you can’t see and the waters could be contaminated with sewage and chemicals. (Gross!)
- If you come across a road/bike path/trail closures, it really is best to pay heed to the sign and find a different route, even if everything looks fine to the naked eye.
You can find a list of emergency resources here that can provide help if you have been affected by the recent floods. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been battling the waters the past three days! Stay safe, Boulder!!!