Flood Preparedness

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Be prepared in case of a flood! Check out the details below.Welcome to our flood preparedness site.  We want to ensure that you have the necessary information to help you prepare for the potentiality of a flood in the Carson City area.  Floods can occur in any season, but the greatest threat is posed from rains and the melt off of mountain snow pack which can swell rivers and runoffs to capacity and beyond and wreak havoc.  In January 1997, Carson City experienced major flooding because of these factors.  What to do before, during, and after a flood will put you ahead of the power curve.  Click on any of the areas below to learn more.

Floods in General

Protecting yourself and your family begins by being prepared.   Check out these tips and other information in our associated pages to learn what precautions you can take to ensure your health, welfare, and safety.

Before The Flood Hits

Prolonged rainfall over several days can cause a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area. A flash flood from a broken dam or levee or after intense rainfall of one inch (or more) per hour often catches people unprepared. Regardless, the rule for being safe is simple: head for the high ground and stay away from the water.

Flood Warning!

When you receive a flood warning, you can ease difficulties by double-checking your preparations.  Here are some thoughts for your consideration.

Flood Evacuation Checklist

If you are ordered to evacuate your neighborhood or Carson City because of flooding, you should consider those items essential to your immediate health and welfare.  Here is a simple list to get you started.   Consider taking the following items with you if you have to evacuate.

The Aftermath of a Flood

The aftermath of a flood is also a period of danger.   By following these precautions, you can protect yourself and your family.

For more information call us at (775) 887-2210 or visit FloodSmart.gov.  Thank you.