Stay Informed

  • Sign up to receive free emergency alerts on home, work and cell phones, text messages and email. Visit to register your phone number(s) and/or email address(es).
  • Follow the Boulder OEM on Facebook and Twitter for updates:
  • Contact your Fire Protection District and attend meetings in your community
  • Stay informed through local radio (KOA - AM 850), television alerts and your own observations
  • Monitor a NOAA Weather Radio (with S.A.M.E. and back-up battery)
  • Listen for the latest Flood Watches, Warnings and Advisories:
    • WATCH indicates that life-threatening flooding is possible within the designated watch area
    • ADVISORY indicates that non-life-threatening flooding of small streams, streets and  low-lying areas is occurring or is imminent
    • WARNING indicates that flash flooding or flooding has been reported or is imminent, and necessary precautions should be taken at once

Purchase Flood Insurance

You can buy flood insurance no matter where you live or what your flood risk, but you should not wait until the rainy/flood season (April-Sept) to make a decision. 

There is a 30-day waiting period before coverage goes into effect.  By law, flood insurance is issued as a separate insurance policy through the Federal government, and can be purchased through your existing insurance company and agent.  

Go to to find an agent who can help or for more information.

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