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Water presents both a threat and a safeguard to public safety. Precipitation can impact the safety of our roads and combined with other factors, such as glacial melt, can lead to extensive flooding. Alternatively, water is vital to the protection of our homes and forests from fires.
Staying safe on highways and roads requires planning and preparedness.
River flooding in the spring is common. Warm temperatures, rain and a high snow pack in the mountains all contribute to flood potential. Residents in flood prone areas should take the necessary measures to protect their property.
Successful fire management depends on effective fire prevention, detection, suppression, and consideration of fire ecology relationships.