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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

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

Grand County OEM Employee Login

Fire Bans and Restrictions

It is Memorial Day Weekend soon so please use your resources to find out about fire bans and restriction. Follow this link below for the area you will be camping in. Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has a county list and interactive map.

http://www.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

A campfire can be one of the best parts of camping, or provide necessary warmth to hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts. Just don’t forget your responsibility to maintain and extinguish it to prevent wildfires.

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Never cut whole trees or branches, dead or alive. Live materials won’t burn and dead standing trees — called “snags” — are often homes for birds and other wildlife.

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Once you have a strong fire going, add larger pieces of dry wood to keep it burning steadily.

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Don’t burn dangerous things like aerosol cans, pressurized containers, glass or aluminum cans. They could explode, shatter and/or create harmful fumes or dust.

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Keep your fire to a manageable size.

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Make sure children and pets are supervised near the fire. Never leave your campfire unattended.

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Extinguishing Your Campfire
Allow the wood to burn completely to ash, if possible.

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Pour lots of water on the fire. Drown ALL embers, not just the red ones. Pour until hissing sound stops.

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If you do not have water, stir dirt or sand into the embers with a shovel to bury the fire.

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With your shovel, scrape any remaining sticks and logs to remove any embers. Make sure that no embers are exposed and still smoldering.

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Continue adding water, dirt or sand and stirring with a shovel until all material is cool.

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Remember:
If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave

Pack it in, Pack it out.
It is your responsibility to pack out everything that you packed in, including any trash.

Flood and High Water Awareness

Sign up for CodeRED alerts. Icon to the left on this page. Get informed and have a family evacuation plan.

Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued May 23 at 5:44AM MDT until May 23 at 6:00PM MDT by NWS Boulder
...MORE SNOW FOR THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS TODAY...
.After a break in the snow this morning, showers will increase again this afternoon. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are expected this afternoon over the mountains, with accumulations mainly above 10,000 feet. This will produce slushy or snow covered roads over the mountain passes.
The heaviest snow overnight was in the mountains around Hoosier Pass, Loveland Pass, and Berthoud Pass, where 3 to 7 inches fell.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches.
Winds gusting as high as 45 mph over the ridges.
* WHERE...Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks.
* WHEN...Showers will become numerous and heavy at times this afternoon, then diminish early this evening.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be difficult at times with slushy or snow covered roads.

Awareness In March

Driving into floodwaters could be the last decision you ever make. Turn Around Don’t Drown! https://youtu.be/eI6mIlHKrVY #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. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #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. http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/watch_warning.shtml #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 https://avalanche.state.co.us/.

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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