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Road Conditions

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

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

Tara D. Gourdin
Emergency Manager
Grand County OEM
tgourdin@co.grand.co.us

Grand County OEM Employee Login

Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
335 AM MST Thu Jan 17 2019

...MORE SNOW HEADED FOR THE MOUNTAINS...

.A moist Pacific storm system will move into the northern mountains of Colorado, bringing snow and hazardous winter travel conditions through Friday. The snow will first increase in the mountains near and north of Rabbit Ears Pass late this afternoon and evening, and will be heavy at times through Friday. In the Front Range mountains from Rocky Mountain National Park southward through the I-70 Corridor in Summit County, snow will become widespread this evening, and then heavier by early Friday morning.
Travel conditions will deteriorate overnight and remain hazardous through Friday. People planning to travel in the Colorado high country should be prepared for slick roads, slow travel, and reduced visibilities in snow and blowing snow. Adequate snow tires for passenger vehicles and chains for commercial vehicles will be required.

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Rabbit Ears Pass-
Including the cities of East Slopes Park and Northern Gore Ranges, Gore Pass, and Rabbit Ears Pass
335 AM MST Thu Jan 17 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches
expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Rabbit Ears Pass.

* WHEN...From 5 PM this afternoon to 5 PM MST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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?

Shovel
Windshield scraper
Small broom
Flashlight
Battery powered radio
Extra batteries
Water
Snack food
Matches
Extra hats, socks and
Mittens
First aid kit with pocket
Knife
Necessary medications
Blanket(s)
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.
IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

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.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A WINTER STORM THREATENS:

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.
RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND
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 www.Facebook.com/CDPHE
o Website: www.Colorado.gov/cdphe
• FLU.gov Website at www.Flu.gov
• CDC
o Twitter: @CDC_eHealth or @CDCFlu
o Website: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

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:
You must have cookies enabled before using the CodeRED website.
(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.

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.

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