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City of Boulder Encourages the Community to Be Flood Aware

Be Aware. Be Vigilant. Be Safe.

Boulder is number one for flash flood risk in Colorado 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 city information into a single, convenient resource.

What can you do?
It is important that residents and people who work in Boulder monitor the weather through websites such as and know the dangers. Here are some steps residents and employees can take to increase their safety when a flood event should occur in Boulder:

  • 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.
  • 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, visit

Published: May 15, 2018  

Media Contacts:
Gretchen King, Public Works and Planning, Housing + Sustainability, 303-441-3005
Tanya Burden, Media Relations, 303-441-4247