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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
Grand County OEM

Tara D. Gourdin
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM

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Awareness In March

Driving into floodwaters could be the last decision you ever make. Turn Around Don’t Drown! #FloodSafety

Awareness In March

Do you know the difference between a Flood Warning and a Flood Watch? A warning means “Take Action Now!” because flooding is imminent or already occurring. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. A watch means “Be Prepared” because flooding is possible within your area. #FloodSafety

Awareness In March

Do you know the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning? A warning means “Take Action Now!” because flooding is imminent or already occurring. If advised to evacuate, do so immediately. A watch means “Be Prepared” because flooding is possible within your area. #FloodSafety

Awareness In March

Flood Safety Awareness Month!!
What you should know about Flood Safety
Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
Know what to do before, during, and after a flood.
Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
Listen to local officials by radio, TV or social media.
Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood or flash flood prone area.
If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are may be the best protection.
Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through flood waters.

Awareness In March

March is Red Cross Month!!!!This March We Encourage You to Uncover Your Inner Hero! Donate, Give blood, Take a Class, Become a volunteer. @RedCross #GCOEM #RedCross
"I request that during that month (March) our people rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross."
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt - first Presidential Proclamation of March as Red Cross Month, 1943

Avalanche Danger

08:00 Am 03/07/2019- Extreme avalanche danger for the Central Colorado Mountains!!! Colorado Avalanche Information Center Says, "Do Not Travel in the Back Country. Historic avalanches expected to valley floors." For additional information visit

Be Prepared

Is your vehicle ready for winter? The back seat or trunk of your car is an ideal place to put an emergency kit. Here is a list of some items that you might want to include in your kit. What else would should you add?

Windshield scraper
Small broom
Battery powered radio
Extra batteries
Snack food
Extra hats, socks and
First aid kit with pocket
Necessary medications
Tow chain or rope
Road salt and sand
Booster cables
Emergency flares
Fluorescent distress flag

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Snow Storms and Extreme Cold

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can:

Last a few hours or several days;
Knock out heat, power, and communication services; and
Place older adults, young children, and sick individuals at greater risk.

Stay off roads.
Stay indoors and dress warmly.
Prepare for power outages.
Use generators outside only and away from windows.
Listen for emergency information and alerts.
Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
Check on neighbors.

Prepare NOW
Know your area’s risk for winter storms. Extreme winter weather can leave communities without utilities or other services for long periods of time.
Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.
Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Do not forget the needs of pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.
Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water, and non-perishable snacks. Keep the gas tank full.
Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.
Survive DURING
Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
Reduce the risk of a heart attack. Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.
Check on neighbors. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.
Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers, and toes.
Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin
Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.
Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, or drowsiness
Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.

Flu Prevention Starts with You

Flu prevention starts with you. The Centers for Disease Control says “Take 3” Actions to fight the flu. Taking the time to take care of yourself and your loved ones is not complicated but can greatly impact your health and those within your community.
Take time to get a flu vaccine.
• CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine.
• CDC recommends flu vaccines for people older than six months old and those in the following high risk groups:
o Young children
o Pregnant women
o People with chronic health conditions
o People older than 65 years
• Flu vaccine safety resources are located on the CDC website including a Flu Vaccine Finder to help you locate a flu clinic near you.
Take every day preventative actions to stop the spread of germs.
• If you or your child is sick stay home.
• Always cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Cover Your Cough.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water.
• CDC resources for preventative actions are located on their website.
Take flu antiviral drugs if the doctor prescribes them.
• If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can help.
• Antiviral drugs must be prescribed by a doctor and are not available over the counter.
• Typically, antiviral drugs must be started within two days of becoming ill.
Flu Resources
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
o Twitter: @CDPHE or @COHealth
o Facebook: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or
o Website:
• Website at
o Twitter: @CDC_eHealth or @CDCFlu
o Website:

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.

*** 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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(In most Internet Explorer versions, this is set through Tools / Internet Options / Privacy / Advanced / Overide Automatic Cookie Handling) You can reset cookies after using CodeRED.

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.


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