BOULDER CITY - Preparations are underway in Boulder City and across the State of Nevada for potential flooding conditions today through Monday due to Hurricane Hilary. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and is monitoring what could become hazardous conditions across Southern Nevada. Heavy rainfall and winds are in the forecast in our region. Washes and low water crossing areas can pose life-threatening hazards. Please use caution in the coming days.
Boulder City will provide up to four sandbags per Boulder City home on Saturday, August 19 after 2:00 p.m. They can be picked up at Public Works Shop at 500 Railroad Avenue in Boulder City. If you experience any flooding in your home in the next three days, immediately contact the Boulder City Police Dispatch non-emergency number at 702.293.9224.
Important flood safety tips from Clark County Emergency officials include:
- Don’t allow children or pets to play in or near floodwaters, which are fast moving and can contain dangerous debris and chemicals.
- Never drive through a flooded road or around barricades. It can be difficult to determine how deep floodwaters are and floodwaters can rise dramatically in minutes.
- If you are caught in a sudden storm that may cause flooding it is usually safer for you to stay where you are and wait out the storm rather than trying to drive through it.
- If you are driving when the storm hits, think about finding some ground higher than the street to pull onto until the storm passes.
- If you get stuck in a stalled car, it may be safer to stay with your vehicle. Fast moving water can quickly sweep you off your feet.
"Even when the water starts subsiding, please stay away from the flood waters," said Boulder City Fire Chief Will Gray. "Debris, downed power lines and other hazards could still be highly dangerous. Just a few inches of water can sweep someone off their feet." Boulder City will provide important updates via www.bcnv.org as well as the City's official social media pages. These emergency preparedness resources also may be helpful:
CLARK COUNTY FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY NEWS RELEASE - 8.19.23