FEMA provides valuable information for protecting yourself and your property at their Get Flood Smart website.
Six Ways to Protect Your Home from Flooding
Potential Financial Assistance for Properties
There may be financial assistance available for protecting property before or after a flood, including the sources below.
Before a Flood
- FEMA mitigation grants
- Housing improvement assistance programs
- State grants, loans, rebates
- Potential to reduce flood insurance premiums for certain mitigation projects
After a Flood
- Flood insurance
- U.S. Small Business Administration’s post-flood mitigation loans
- Flood Insurance’s Increased Cost of Compliance for substantially damaged buildings
- FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
Public Works/Engineering staff is also available to discuss ways to improve your property and reduce flood risks. Contact the city floodplain administrator for more information at 303-795-3865.
What is a Flood Warning / Flood Watch?
Flood warning - Flood is happening or will happen soon. Move to high ground immediately
Flood watch - Flooding is possible. Stay tuned to ratio and/or TV for info, and be ready to move to higher ground.
Turn Around - Don't Drown
Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
If you encounter deep and flowing water over a roadway, do not drive through it.
Watch the video, Flood VR - A 360VR Flood Experience to experience roadway flooding.
During periods of heavy rain, be alert for areas in Littleton that are labeled with a sign indicating which Creek or Gulch the roadway is crossing. Familiarize yourself with those locations that are within your typical daily driving routes. Other locations can be found by searching the maps identified in the Floodplain Maps section of this website.
Examples of roadway crossings with potential flooding risk that have signs:
- Slaughterhouse Gulch at Prince Street
- Little’s Creek at Windermere Street
- Lee Gulch at Prince Street
- Big Dry Creek at Prentice Street
- Heavy rain can bring dangerous flash flooding.
- Six inches of moving water can knock a person down.
- Two feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away.