Tips and Resources
Flash Flood Awareness & Tips
Flood waters is a coast-to-coast threat. Be proactive and educated on what to do before, during and after a flood.
The Front Range of Colorado has experienced a large-scale rain event and damaging floods in many areas. Boulder Creek did not run over the so-called “100-year” level but many smaller creeks have. Other hard hit areas include Jamestown, Longmont, Lyons, The Big Thompson Canyon and many communities to the East. Also, many small communities in the mountains and particularly those affected by recent wildfires have large damages. Some areas can be described as wiped out. The initial rescue and recovery effort is still underway. Access is very limited. Please help your neighbors if you have resources to do so. This link shows updates: Boulder Emergency Operations
Driving Into Flood Waters
The majority of flood-related deaths are caused by people attempting to drive through moving water.
This interactive segment explains the most common ways people die in these situations.
Average U.S. Flood Deaths (NOAA)
2013-2017 = 114
2008-2012 = 77
2003-2007 = 75
When it rains it pours:
- Easton, Pennsylvania
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Dr. Gilbert White
- Dr. Eve Gruntfest
- Raymond Slade
- Dr. Jack Sheaffer
- David Conrad
What our readers say
A flood can be scary, but try to stay calm. The most important thing is to keep your family safe and be prepared to act before, during and after flooding.
Standard homeowners insurance generally doesn't cover damage caused by a flood.
Flood deaths are increasing. Don't take any chances, and turn around instead of deciding to drive through high waters.
See our flood hazard maps for Boulder, Colorado here: www.boulderfloods.org
For those needing emergency flood mitigation services in San Antonio, Texas. Water damage restoration by Gerloff Company is a full start to finish service.
For those needing immediate emergency cleanup in Phoenix, Arizona, Concept Restoration services are available at your door in less than 1 hour to help mitigate standing water and begin the restoration process.
Assessing your flood risk, is the first step to protecting your property. Provided flood maps are interactive and a great resource to see if buying flood insurance is a wise choice. Be proactive, prevent damage and learn how you can clean up during or after a flood.