DENVER, April 15, 2020 – Today the Mile High Flood District launched its 42nd annual flash flood prediction program. This early notification service alerts local authorities from the 7-county Denver/Boulder metro area of developing flood threats, operating in partnership with the National Weather Service.
A large network of rain and stream gauges provides continuous monitoring of threatening weather and flood conditions. Twitter users can receive notifications from the ALERT System when heavy rainfall is occurring in the region.
Forecasters at Skyview Weather provide essential support by calling 911 communications when flooding is imminent. Critical information is then relayed to appropriate response agencies.
As we enter the 2020 flooding season, MHFD urges everyone to heed flood warnings by: 1) taking protective actions recommended by NWS and public safety officials; 2) avoiding trail use near streams during heavy downpours; 3) keeping away from floodwaters while on foot or in a vehicle. Know that most flood fatalities are people who perish in vehicles.
Before flooding impacts your neighborhood, take some time to learn about flood risks near your home, school and workplace; and consider purchasing flood insurance to protect yourself financially. Most property insurance policies do not cover flood losses.
Above all, stay flood safe!
About the Mile High Flood District:
MHFD was established by the Colorado legislature in 1969 to protect people, property and our environment by working regionally with local governments to address drainage and flood hazards. This is accomplished through a combination of preservation, mitigation and education activities. MHFD serves a population of approximately 3 million from Denver and parts of the six surrounding counties that include 35 incorporated cities and towns.