Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
600 AM MDT WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 2017

...Floods and Flash Floods...

Todays topic for Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week is
Floods and Flash Floods.

Flash flooding refers to a dangerous sudden rise in water along a
creek, river, or a normal dry land area. Flash floods result from
heavy rainfall, sudden breaks in river ice jams, and dam or levee
failures. A flash flood or flood watch means that flash flooding or
flooding is possible within the watch area.

A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported
along a river.

A flash flood warning means that flash flooding has been reported or
is imminent.

When a flash flood warning is issued for your area, act
quickly. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. Go to higher
ground or climb to safety before access is cut off by flood waters.

For more information on the flood and flash flood hazards, go to
this webpage: www.weather.gov/boulder and, in the News Headline
section, click the awareness week story, and click Wednesday`s
entry.Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week continues through this
Saturday.

Kari Bowen
Meteorologist
NWS Boulder

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