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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

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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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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.

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