Due to recent heavy rains the National Weather Service is carefully monitoring water levels in some areas of Colorado, particularly around Fort Morgan. The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Morgan County EOC have been activated and potential evacuation zones have been established. The weather is being monitored for continued rainfall, as well. Morgan County and Fort Morgan have officially declared an emergency. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) has set up a public information map which includes information on possible flood zones. The map includes feeds such as river gauges, forecasts, radar, daily precipitation, public alerts, Red Cross information, and more. If you live in the Morgan County area, keep checking the map for updated information. Updates are also being posted on the DHSEM’s blog, http://www.coemergency.com/.
For flood preparedness information, visit http://www.readycolorado.gov. If you have had flooding on your property you may want to consult the State of Colorado’s 2014 resource guide After the Flood: A Guide to Returning to Your Home and Cleaning Up.