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Registration for Disaster Assistance:
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 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

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

Grand County OEM Employee Login

Silver Creek Evacuation and Pre-evacuation

Latigo Ranch has been issued an evacuation notice due to the Silver Creek Fire. A pre-evacuation has also been issued for the Old Park community. A Community Briefing will be held at 19:00 at the Old Park Fire Station on County road 1935 on Monday, August 13th. More details will be provided on this site along with Social Media in the coming hours.

Grand County Air Quality

Grand County Public Health Air Quality Update 08/15/18

Grand County Public Health, Grand County Office of Emergency Management, Grand County Housing Authority, and Grand County Manager’s Office are working with the United States Forest Service monitoring the air quality in Grand County. Based on the scientific data provided by the air quality monitor in Kremmling, the risk is Moderate. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment the Moderate category definition is: “Air quality is acceptable; however, pollution in this range may pose a moderate health concern for a very small number of individuals. People who are unusually sensitive to ozone or particle pollution may experience respiratory symptoms.”

Outlook: Widespread smoke from several in-state and out-of-state fires is impacting large sections of western Colorado. Periods of moderate to heavy smoke can be expected Wednesday through Thursday morning within the advisory area, especially in areas near local wildfires. The highest impacted areas will include locations near the Bull Draw Fire near the Montrose/Mesa County line, the Cabin Lake Fire in Rio Blanco County, and the Silver Creek Fire near the Routt County/Grand County line.

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.

Precautions to take:
• Avoid heavy outdoor exertion such as running or other forms of exercise.
• Keep your indoor air clean and stay inside.
• Close your doors and windows and turn off systems that ventilate air from outside in, including your swamp cooler.
• You can run your air conditioner, if you have one, but keep the fresh-air intake closed and the filter clean.
• If you do not have an air conditioner and it’s too warm to stay inside without your swamp cooler on or windows closed, seek shelter with a friend or family member with a closed air circulation system.
• Avoid activities that increase indoor pollution. You want to keep your indoor air as clean as possible.
• Do not vacuum. It stirs up dust in your home.
• Do not smoke tobacco in your home.
• Do not burn candles, fireplaces or gas stoves.
• Don’t rely on dust masks for protection.
• Paper masks commonly found at hardware stores are designed to trap large particles, like sawdust. They won’t protect your lungs from the small particles found in wildfire smoke.
• Contact your health care provider if you’re concerned about your health.

Smoke in Grand County may stay in the area for the next 30 days due to multiple fires burning in the West. The smoke level may fluctuate hourly and daily depending on weather and fire conditions.

Grand County Public Health will monitor the air quality and update the public as conditions change. Information will be posted on the Grand County Public Health Facebook page and gcemergency.com.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

As of 4pm on July 24th, Grand County has adjusted the current fire restriction and has moved to Stage 1. The official resolution can be found at the URL below.

http://co.grand.co.us/DocumentCenter/View/11085/2018-7-26-Resolution-Sta...

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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