If you or someone close to you has a disability or requires special assistance, please call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 303-271-0211. In an emergency, always dial 911.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

#COFLOOD Information via www.coemergency.com

Jefferson County is only one of many areas around the front range that are experiencing flooding.  Please be sure to check with your local emergency management agency to ensure that you are receiving the most up to date information for your area.  

The following information was posted on www.coemergency.com:

State EOC Update and Flood Information

State EOC Activiation

The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to a Level III providing direct support and resources to the communities impacted by the flooding in the state.  The following resources have already been assigned:

Boulder County Resource Support

  • Colorado National Guard
  • High Water Rescue Force Packages (7)
  • Blackhawks for search and rescue (2)
  • Swift water rescue teams (3)
  • Colorado Task Force I:  Search and Rescue (1)
  • OEM Field Managers (2)
  • DFPC Fire Management Officer (1)

Larimer County

  • Blackhawk for search and rescue (1)
  • OEM Field Managers (2)
  • DFPC Fire Management Officer (1)

Flood Information and Resources

Visit www.READYColorado.com for information of flood safety.   
  • Keep informed. Listen to the television or radio or search the Internet for information and instructions.
  • Secure your home. If you have time, bring in outdoor furniture. Move essential items to an upper floor.
  • If instructed to do so, turn off utilities at the main switches or valves.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances. Do not touch electrical equipment if you are standing in water.
  • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.
  • Health officials urge you to avoid flood waters, even if they look safe.  Water can contain sewage, debris, bacteria and other items.  Visitwww.boulderoem.com/emergency-status.

Information Sources

Local Government Resources will have your most current information.

Boulder County Office of Emergency Management:  @BoulderOEM 
CU-Boulder Police:  @CUBoulderPolice
Larimer County Sheriff:   @LarimerSheriff
Larimer County:  @LarimerCounty
  |  www.larimer.org/emergency/
City of Longmont:  @cityoflongmont

State and Federal Information Resources

Colorado Office of Emergency Management:  @COEmergency |www.coemergency.com
Colorado Office of Preparedness:  @READYColorado |www.READYColorado.com 
Colorado Flood:  @FloodDSS |  www.flooddss.state.co.us 
Colorado Department of Transportation:  @Coloradodot | www.cotrip.org
National Weather Service Boulder Office:  @NWSBoulder
Colorado State Patrol:  @CSP_News 
American Red Cross Denver:  @RedCrossDenver |   www.coloradoredcross.org 
American Red Cross Pikes Peak: @PPRedCross
American Red Cross Northern Colorado:  @NoCoRedCross