Flood warning in effect for Eagle County | VailDaily.com

Flood warning in effect for Eagle County

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Eagle County until 8 p.m. today, and area creeks and rivers are at or nearing flood levels. Several areas of the county experienced minor flooding early Sunday. All community members are advised to stay away from waterways; banks are unstable and can collapse without notice. Rafting, kayaking, fishing and other water activities are highly discouraged due to the amount of debris in the rivers.

River levels typically peak daily between 2 and 4 a.m. Officials will be monitoring creeks and rivers 24 hours a day and will alert property owners of potential flooding through 911 call backs, through Emergency Alert System broadcasts on local radio stations and through EC Alert, the county’s free community notification system. Subscribe to EC Alert at http://www.ecalert.org to receive real-time emergency information to your cell phone, pager or other electronic device via text message and/or e-mail.

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