Floods are a common hazard in Blaine County, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting an entire river basin. Planning for and being prepared for floods will help you stay safe. This page provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do before, during and after floods.
NEW: The Blaine County GIS staff has prepared a new web “flood story” page with current water and flood information for Blaine County: Impacts of a Record Water Year Story Map
Do you have an Emergency Preparedness Kit? If not, put one together now. If you already have a kit, check and restock it, if needed. Here’s a good basic emergency kit supply list: https://www.ready.gov/kit
Do you have a Personal Emergency Plan? Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about various situations and plan just in case. Here is a link to some great templates to help you create a personal emergency plan: Get A Plan
Basic Flood Safety Tips
Before A Flood
During A Flood
Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
Steps to Take
Prepare Your Home
Flood Warning = “Take Action!” Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
Steps to Take
After A Flood