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
Flood Warning Alert Systems
There are three Federal Alert Programs which may work in Costilla County
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.