Be Aware. Be Vigilant. Be Safe. The greater Boulder area is number one for flash flood risk in the state, and floods can happen at any time with little or no warning. The Community Guide to Flood Safety provides detailed information on what to do before, during, and after flood events. This comprehensive guide

compiles important information into a single, convenient resource.

It is important that residents and people who live and work in the Boulder area monitor the weather through websites such as, and know the dangers.

Here are some steps residents and employees can take to increase their safety if a flood event should occur:

• Have a plan for where to meet in an emergency, and make sure children know where to go when they are at school or away from home.
• Keep an emergency kit accessible. Include a battery powered radio, extra batteries, flashlights, rubber boots and gloves, first-aid supplies, medicines, water stored in tightly-sealed containers, and food that requires no cooking or refrigeration.
• Fill out a Family Flood Action Plan, and post it in your home. Visit to print one, pick one up at one of the Boulder Public Libraries or at the city’s Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway in Boulder.
• Sign up to get emergency alerts on your phone, email or Twitter account at CU students, faculty and staff can sign up for CU Alerts at

For more information about personal preparedness, and/or information about The Community Guide to Flood Safety, visit

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