Flooding on the Big Wind River in Johnstown Valley southwest of Kinnear in 2011. Ernie Over/County10
Posted on social media by Jim Mitchell Sublette Emergency Management Coordinator
DENVER —With mountain snowpack high and rainy months on the way, now is the time to buy flood insurance, say state and federal emergency management officials.
In most circumstances, there is a 30-day waiting period from the time the policy is written and the premium is paid until the policy goes into effect. That means a policy purchased today, April 2, would not go into effect until May 2. It also means that a policy purchased a few weeks from today might not be in effect when spring runoff starts.!!!!