▼Emergency Preparedness Tips
December 3, 2019 10:36 AM
Please practice electrical safety prevention measures this holiday season. Here are a few prevention tips regarding holiday decorations, CO and smoke alarms, from ESFI.org
November 22, 2019 9:15 AM
When traveling in winter weather, make sure you have a winter emergency car kit with you. See attached on how to build one.
Traveling in this winter weather? Take a winter emergency car kit with you!
Call 511 for updated road conditions, or go to www. cotrip.org
Visit https://bit.ly/346NJjc for the new Traction and Chain Laws...
September 26, 2019 8:46 AM
Gunnison County Emergency Management is conducting a drill of the CodeRED Emergency Notification System and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) systems today, 9/26/2019, at 2pm (local time).
CodeRED & Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test on 9/26/19 @ 2pm
If you have not yet registered your cell phone and/or email to...
September 19, 2019 1:30 PM
When: Thursday, Sept 26th at 2pm (local time)
Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test on 9/26/19 @ 2pm
Purpose: to evaluate the alerting capability of the Wireless Emergency Alerts capabilities.
Message Distribution: This test will use FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
September 18, 2019 1:45 PM
Gunnison County Emergency Management is conducting a drill of the Code Red Emergency Notification System on 9/26/19. This only a drill. If this were an actual emergency you would have received instructions on what to do and other sources of information. ...
9/26/19 CodeRED Test
September 17, 2019 10:25 AM
👨👩👦 Preparing for emergencies is a family affair. Talk about your communication plan & how you can reconnect if you’re separated.
September is National Preparedness Month! YouthPrep! Are your kids READY and #PreparedNotScared?
🧰 Tailor the emergency plan to your loved one's needs. Consider toys to comfort kids, dietary needs when packing food...
September 9, 2019 1:23 PM
If the power goes out, here are a few things to keep in mind:
September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for a power outage?
🔌 Unplug appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
❄ Keep the refrigerator and freezer closed so food lasts longer
🔹 If the temp in your fridge is 40 degrees or...
September 3, 2019 8:37 AM
Being prepared for an emergency isn't just about staying safe during a disaster. It's about how to stay comfortable, clean, fed, and healthy afterwards. That’s why it’s important for families to work together to build an emergency kit before an emergency...
September is National Preparedness Month! Be Prepared, Build a Kit:
April 15, 2019 2:19 PM
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...
March 26, 2019 3:16 PM
2019 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - FLOOD INSURANCE
Gunnison County Emergency Management – Flood Prep
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...
January 27, 2017 8:36 AM
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...
Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters
December 16, 2016 5:38 PM
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...
Winter Weather Preparedness: AVALANCHES!
October 22, 2015 8:30 AM
Wind Chill is Potentially Life-threatening and Often Overlooked!
Winter Weather Preparedness: Wind Chill Index, Frostbite & Hypothermia!
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...
October 21, 2015 8:30 AM
Winter Weather Preparedness: High Winds! The cause, prone areas & dangers!
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...
October 20, 2015 8:30 AM
WHAT DOES THAT WARNING MEAN?
Winter Weather Preparedness: Outlooks, Watches & Warnings – What do they 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...
March 18, 2014 3:06 PM
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
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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