Are you prepared for this year's monsoon? Ahead of possible weekend storms, 13 Action News is visiting the flash flood exhibit at the Springs Preserve to give you a first-hand look at the dangerous downpours.
5,000 gallons of water fill the room at the museum to simulate how quick a flash flood can occur in the Las Vegas valley.
"They happen very quickly and can be very dangerous," said Aaron Micallef.
Here are a few tips to remember if a flash flood were to occur in your neighborhood:
- First, check if your home is located in a flood zone. The Regional Flood Control District has a list of flood zones across the county.
- If you are in a flash flood, find higher ground. Always try to stay inside.
- Turn around don't drown. A car or truck can be swept away in just a foot of water.
Visit the Regional Flood Control District for more tips and prevention advice.