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

Be prepared for flooding ahead of storms
Posted at 8:26 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 13:50:02-04

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.