USGS: September is National Preparedness Month

Bear Creek in Boulder, Colorado, USA, pushed more than 10 times past its normal limits due to flooding in Boulder County in September 2013.

Bear Creek in Boulder, Colorado, USA, pushed more than 10 times past its normal limits due to flooding in Boulder County in September 2013. Photo by keagiles.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, September is National Preparedness Month. I’m not sure what Boulder County could have done to prepare for the deluge of rain that fell in the area over just a few days this September. But I AM sure that we have learned a good deal about what folks did right and what can be done to prepare for future extreme events.

(Note: This post falls into my “not neato” category, even though I find learning from the past to be very neato.)

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2 Responses to USGS: September is National Preparedness Month

  1. Kim says:

    The most neato part was that, despite the destruction, the displacement of thousands of people, and the damage, fewer than 10 people were killed. That’s amazing, especially when you compare it to the Big Thompson flood in the 70s. The preparation saved lives, even if property was destroyed.

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