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Emergency Preparedness Tips

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April 15, 2019 2:19 PM

Got Sandbags?

With the large snowpack in the Gunnison River Basin this winter, low-lying areas could be at risk of flooding during the run-off this spring. Sandbags can be purchased from several sources, including local hardware stores and lumberyards. Local...

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March 26, 2019 3:16 PM

Gunnison County Emergency Management – Flood Prep

2019 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - FLOOD INSURANCE

Did you know there is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect? Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is vulnerable. Visit the...

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January 27, 2017 8:36 AM

Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters

For your safety and to help out first responders, please clear snow away from fire hydrants, electrical meter pedestals & gas meters on or near your property. Also remember to clear snow away from dryer vents that take fumes outside of your home. Please...

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December 16, 2016 5:38 PM

Winter Weather Preparedness: AVALANCHES!

Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On average 6 people die...

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October 22, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: Wind Chill Index, Frostbite & Hypothermia!

Wind Chill is Potentially Life-threatening and Often Overlooked!

WIND CHILL INDEX:
The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The Wind Chill Index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to...

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October 21, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: High Winds! The cause, prone areas & dangers!

High Winds

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold high pressure systems, and chinook winds developing across the Front Range and other eastern mountain...

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October 20, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: Outlooks, Watches & Warnings – What do they mean?

WHAT DOES THAT WARNING MEAN?

When a warning is issued during the winter season, will you know what it means, and will you know how to respond? During this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week, please become familiar with our list of potentially...

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March 18, 2014 3:06 PM

Safety Tips when Recycling Batteries

Did you know that a 9 volt battery can start a fire in your home? Click on the link provided for some safety tips when recycling batteries.

December 23, 2013 3:24 PM

Emergency Preparedness Kits

Halloween is near, the fog is rolling in, the chill is starting to bite and there are groans coming from the woods. In addition to your healthy supply of wooden stakes, silver bullets and garlic, it would be wise to put aside a few other items and create...

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