Important new information on flooding

Burn scar flood concerns

  • Never drive into flowing water. Turn around don’t drown.
  • Take extra caution driving at night when it may be hard to see flood and debris dangers.
  • Be aware of rising water levels and plan an escape route.
  • Move to higher ground – even if it means leaving your home or not getting home right away.
  • Go up, not out if you have to evacuate.
  • Shelter in place if your home is on higher ground.
  • Plan a kit in case you get stranded including water, food and medications

Before, during and after a flood 

 

Flood Warning Alert Systems

 

There are three Federal Alert Programs which may work in Costilla County

  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide radio network broadcasting continuous weather information to special NOAA weather radio receivers. These special radios can sound a tone or alert when severe weather threatens in your area.
  2. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is a new free service which sends text messages to your mobile device during an emergency in your area. WEA (pronounced “wee”) messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice. Many mobile devices, especially older ones, are not WEA-capable. When you buy a new mobile device, it probably will be able to receive WEA messages. (Check with your wireless carrier.) Every WEA-capable phone within range receives the message if you enable this feature in your mobile device.
  3. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) can address the entire nation on very short notice in case of a grave threat or national emergency. These alerts come through both radio and TV stations including KALQ, KRZA and KSLV, Channel 11 Pueblo kktv.comand Channel 13 Colorado Springs/Pueblo www.krdotv.com.

 

Flood Insurance Information 

Consumer Advisory on Flood Insurance 

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