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Watch Out for Flash Floods During the Spring Melts

You better keep an eye out for flash floods while in the wilds this year.

Ice jams break up higher on the mountain and can cause catastrophic flash floods.

Watch this video and see one flash flood that could really cause some damage.

Many of us are out in the wilds as soon as the spring sunshine shows itself. Snow is on the ground, but the air is warming. This is prime time for a spring flash flood.

When ice jams at higher elevations melt and break apart, they send massive amounts of water, ice and debris downstream. The unlucky hiker at lower altitudes just might be in the way of this deadly flash flood at any moment.

Use your ears and stay alert to the dangers of flash floods any time of year. It just might save your life.

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Watch Out for Flash Floods During the Spring Melts