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Posted on: May 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Flooding in areas of Coal Creek

Flooding notice

Rain on Monday, May 3, began overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day. The rain and runoff from the storm are creating flooding in areas of Coal Creek. Motorists and pedestrians should avoid trails, streets, and sidewalks that are noticeably flooded and follow flood safety recommendations from Boulder’s Office of Emergency Management: 

  • Do not attempt to cross water that is above your knees.
  • Do not drive over a flooded area or around barricades. Abandon a stalled vehicle and immediately move to higher ground. 
  • Avoid moving water - six inches can knock you off your feet, and 18-24 inches can float a car. 
  • Avoid standing water – it may be contaminated and could contain large amounts of debris. 

Currently, there is no threat to life or property in areas that are flooded. The Lafayette Police, Public Works, and Parks Departments are monitoring conditions in Lafayette. If conditions worsen, we will update this newsflash with the most up-to-date information.

Inundaciones en áreas de Coal Creek

La lluvia del Lunes 3 de Mayo comenzó durante la noche y se espera que continúe durante todo el día. La lluvia y la escorrentía de la tormenta están creando inundaciones en áreas de Coal Creek, los automovilistas y los peatones deben evitar los senderos, calles y aceras que están notablemente inundadas y seguir las recomendaciones de seguridad contra inundaciones de la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias de Boulder:

  • No intente cruzar el agua si esta arriba de sus rodillas.
  • No conduzca sobre un área inundada o alrededor de barricadas. Abandone su vehículo atorado y muévase inmediatamente a un terreno más alto.
  • Evite el agua en movimiento: seis pulgadas pueden derribarlo y entre 18 y 24 pulgadas pueden hacer flotar un automóvil.
  • Evite el agua estancada: puede estar contaminada y contener grandes cantidades de escombros.

Actualmente no existe ninguna amenaza de vida o la propiedad en las áreas inundadas. El Departamento de Parques, Obras Públicas y el Departmento de Policía de Lafayette está monitoreando las condiciones en Lafayette. Si las condiciones empeoran, actualizaremos este flash de noticias con la información más actualizada.

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