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  • Writer's pictureRich Gribbon

Rainy Day Thoughts

Heavy rains in Boulder last week and the washed out Red Lion bridge reminded me that Boulder County has the highest flash flood risk in the state.

If you are in a 100-year floodplain you have a 1 percent chance of being flooded in any given year. It only takes 3 inches of rain over a few hours to trigger a 100-year flood.

Your home and place of work may be in the floodplain. Check Boulder's floodplain map to determine if you live or work in a floodplain. If you're in the floodplain, make sure your insurance is adequate and up to date.

Check out for good overall information and preparedness plans.

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