Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Be Aware of Flood Hazards Over the Next Few Days

We're in for a nice stretch of wet weather over the next few days. We may get up to an inch tomorrow. Heavy rain along with the melting low- and mid-elevation snow that's accumulated over the past few days can sometimes be a recipe for flooding. As of this morning, Clark County is under a Flood Watch through Friday. Minor flooding is possible on faster responding rivers this evening, with slower responding rivers cresting Thursday and Friday. Street flooding and ponding is also a possibility with the slushy snow and heavy rain. If you live near a waterway, be on the lookout for flooding and erosion (keep in mind that these weather patterns can lead to landslides as well). You can monitor river levels on your own through this Weather Service river gauge website.

The overnight storm we had generated a lot of power outages throughout the county. We've been monitoring Clark Public Utilities' progress throughout the day in restoring power. The cool thing is that you can do this to. Check out CPU's Outages Map to see a great visual depiction of the location of outages.

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