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 MONDAY MARCH 13 2017

Todays topic during this Colorado Flood and Wildfire Awareness Week
is Flood Watches and Warnings.

Flooding can be a major problem in the state of Colorado, as
experienced in September 2013.

There are many ways an area can flood, and the National Weather
Service will discuss flooding and flash flood potential in daily
hazardous weather outlooks and in the graphical weather story on
National Weather Service websites.

On days with a high threat for flooding, you may hear of a Flash
Flood or Flood Watch, which means that flash flooding or flooding is
possible within the watch area.

A Flood Warning means 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. Seek higher ground, and if advised to evacuate, do so
immediately.

More information about Flood Watches and Warnings can be found at
the following website:

www.floodsafety.noaa.gov

For more information on flood and flood safety safety, go to this
web page:

www.weather.gov/boulder

And click on the awareness week story, in the news headlines, then
click on Mondays entry.

Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week continues through
this Saturday.

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