Flood warnings in Albany County

Laramie, WY (KGNW) - Water is at record levels, higher than seen since the 1980s, due to recent storms, snow showers and warm weather conditions.

The Little Laramie and Big Laramie rivers are running fast and high.
Residents in some target locations around Woods Landing have been asked to consider evacuating, due to high water.

Volunteer fire departments have been given sand and sandbags to assist residents in protecting homes.

Residents are urged to observe the following safety precautions:
Prepare early.

Keep a 96 hour emergency supply kit ready.
Make a family communications plan.
Listen to local officials and monitor your local radio or television for information.
Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If it does, immediately move to higher ground.
Be aware of streams, drainage channels, canyons and other areas known to suddenly flood.
Do not drive into flooded areas. Turn Around; Don’t Drown. Two feet of rushing water can carry
away most vehicles.
Avoid floodwaters; water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage.
Beware of possible contamination of well-water.
Water may also be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded. Roads may have weakened.
Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
Additional information on water levels may be obtained online at http://water.weather.gov.
Updates and announcements may also be viewed at www.co.albany.wy.us. Follow Albany
County Government on Twitter and Facebook. Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you have an
actual emergency.
Updated information will be provided as it becomes available.

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