Jefferson County obtains flood warning information from the National Weather Service. Information is received 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by JeffCom (911 Communications). Flood warnings are disseminated via radio (710AM), and other communication methods.
- For up to date flood warnings and weather information, you can also visit the NOAA website.
- You may wish to purchase a weather alert radio that will sound in your home in case of a weather emergency, including floods. The radios are inexpensive and available at most hardware stores.
- If case a flood warning is issued and you need to evacuate, keep your car filled with gas.
- If you know a flood is coming, you should shut off the main gas and electricity switch (forget about the food in your fridge - it will be contaminated anyway), and move your valuables upstairs. It is unlikely that you will get much warning, so a detailed checklist prepared in advance would help ensure that you don't forget anything.