Preparing for Monsoon: Springs Preserve exhibit puts you in the middle of flash flood

Be prepared for flooding ahead of storms

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.


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