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Grand County Emergency Management

81 West Agate Ave
PO Box 1457
Granby, CO 80446
Office: 970.887.2732
Fax: 970.887.1698

Ray Jennings
Director
Grand County OEM
rjennings@co.grand.co.us

Christian Hornbaker
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
chornbaker@co.grand.co.us

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Grand County Air Quality

Outside the Front Range/Denver Metro Area
Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

Issued for Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Grand, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, Mesa, Delta, Pitkin, and Gunnison counties in northwest and west-central Colorado

Originally Issued at 2:00 PM MDT, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Continued at 8:00 AM MDT, Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Affected Area:Moffat, Routt, Grand, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, Mesa, Delta, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in northwest and west-central Colorado. Locations include, but are not limited to Craig, Steamboat Springs, Walden, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, Rangely, Meeker, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Eagle, Vail, Grand Junction, Delta, Aspen and Gunnison.

Advisory in Effect: 8:00 AM MDT, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to 9:00 AM MDT, Thursday, September 7, 2017

Public Health Recommendations: If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill. If visibility is less than 5 miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.

Outlook: Smoke from local wildfires in northwest Colorado, combined with smoke being transported from out-of-state fires is resulting in unhealthy air quality conditions across the advisory area. The heaviest smoke impacts will be felt in areas directly downwind from wildfires in Routt County, which includes the Steamboat Springs area. Areas of heavy smoke will also be possible for the local valleys of the advisory area where smoke will be slow to dissipate during the day on Wednesday, and will likely redevelop Wednesday night.

Code Red® Cellular Emergency Notification System

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management has instituted CodeRED® Emergency Notification System. This system allows ultra high speed cellular phone or text messaging to inform registered participants during an emergency or disaster affecting Grand County.

PLEASE, DO NOT ENTER LANDLINE PHONES IN THIS SYSTEM (even in "Alternate Phone")
*** This system will only be used for emergency purposes. ***

Examples of times when the CodeRED® system could be used:
- Evacuation Notice
- Fires
- Flooding
- Hazardous Materials Spills/Leaks
- Drinking Water Contamination

Click on the link below to enter your cell phone contact information for Grand County's CodeRED® Emergency Notification:
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Click Here To Sign-Up

Click Here To Sign-Up for the Mobile Alert App

Visitors of Grand County can download the CodeRED alert app on smartphones. This application transmits geographically-based notifications. While visiting Grand County you will be able to receive emergency notifications that could affect you.

United Way 211 Registration for Disaster Assistance

United Way, in collaboration with the Grand County Office of Emergency Management and the Grand County Council on Aging, announces service of 2-1-1. This service could positively impact any individual living in the Grand County area that may require assistance in the event of an evacuation or extended in-place sheltering. By evaluating your own personal needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared. Every individual can take steps to prepare for potential emergency situations.
You can call 2-1-1 and ask to register yourself, or a loved one, for the Special Needs Population Registry . Your voluntary participation in the Grand County 2-1-1 Registry will allow Grand County responders to be better prepared to respond with the limited resources available.
Assistance can include (but not limited to):
*Oxygen / ventilator dependent *Life sustaining medication *Alzheimer’s / Dementia
*Limited mobility / unable to drive *Vision / hearing impairment

For more information dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-485-0211.

Road Conditions

Adverse road conditions may exist. Call 877-315-7623 (or 511 from your cell phone) or go to http://www.cotrip.org for current road conditions and closures.

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