Are You and Your Family Ready for Emergencies?
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Preparedness means not only having the appropriate gear and supplies necessary to cope with emergencies, but also having a plan for your family to follow in these situations. An important component of this plan should be how family members would communicate, keeping in mind that in some circumstances, regular phone service and cell phone service may be unavailable.As you put together your emergency kits, and develop your plans, it is important to remember that while livingBelow are several links to information on emergency preparedness for you, your family and your pets:
To register your Voice over IP (VoIP) or Wireless Telephones, please click here to go to the TFCC system and fill out the registration form. Each number provided will be added to the emergency database to receive voice notifications when your address is impacted by a disaster or emergency. Each number can only be associated with one address in the system.
Are You a Business Owner in Gunnison County?
Think About This . . . .
As you put together your emergency kits, and develop your plans, whether for your family or business, it is important to consider the following facts about Gunnison County.
- One of the appealing aspects of living here is how rural and isolated this area is. While most of us embrace this type of lifestyle, it presents unique challenges in terms of preparing for and responding to large scale emergencies and disasters. Gunnison, Crested Butte and the smaller towns in the County are some of the most isoalted and hard to reach communities in the State. If the unthinkable happens, it takes outside help longer to get here on a good day. Inclement weather could further complicate the issue by potentially closing roads and the airport.
- Our winter-time temperatures are frequently some of the coldest in the nation. Sub-freezing, and even sub-zero tempartures are not uncommon, and can last for weeks at a time. As such, when putting together your emergency kits and plans, measures should be taken to address the extreme cold that can occur here.
For helpful avalanche information, please visit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website.
Administrative Assistant III|
Office of Emergency Management
200 E. Virginia
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: (970) 641-2481|
(voicemail is available 24 hours/day)
Fax: (970) 641-7693