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12 Alerts
June 23, 2017 10:47 AM

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past several weeks has significantly increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently no fire restrictions in place, however residents and visitors are advised to exercise extreme caution with...

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April 3, 2017 11:25 AM

2017 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - SPRING RUN-OFF

With the snowpack Gunnison County is experiencing this year comes the potential for flooding during spring run-off. If you are a property owner in an area prone to high water or flooding, please consider the following:
• Is your property flood insurance...

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March 24, 2017 11:24 AM

2017 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - FLOOD INSURANCE

In the event of a flood, are you and your family adequately prepared? There is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect once they are purchased. Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your...

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January 27, 2017 8:36 AM

Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters

For your safety and to help out first responders, please clear snow away from fire hydrants, electrical meter pedestals & gas meters on or near your property. Also remember to clear snow away from dryer vents that take fumes outside of your home. Please...

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December 16, 2016 5:38 PM

Winter Weather Preparedness: AVALANCHES!

Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On average 6 people die...

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July 13, 2016 2:38 PM

Gunnison Basin Wildfire Council Public Service Announcement: Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past couple weeks has significantly increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently no fire restrictions in place, however residents and visitors should...

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October 22, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: Wind Chill Index, Frostbite & Hypothermia!

Wind Chill is Potentially Life-threatening and Often Overlooked!

WIND CHILL INDEX:
The combination of wind and low temperature in winter can be deadly. The Wind Chill Index helps you determine when dangerous conditions develop that could lead to...

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October 21, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: High Winds! The cause, prone areas & dangers!

High Winds

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold high pressure systems, and chinook winds developing across the Front Range and other eastern mountain...

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October 20, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: Outlooks, Watches & Warnings – What do they mean?

WHAT DOES THAT WARNING MEAN?

When a warning is issued during the winter season, will you know what it means, and will you know how to respond? During this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week, please become familiar with our list of potentially...

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October 19, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness Week: WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY

WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY

Preparedness is a big part of winter travel safety. Prepare your car or truck for winter travel with the following recommendations...

EQUIPMENT: A well-equipped vehicle has adequate tires, tire chains, tow rope, sand or cat litter...

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March 18, 2014 3:06 PM

Safety Tips when Recylcing Batteries

Did you know that a 9 volt battery can start a fire in your home? Click on the link provided for some safety tips when recycling batteries.

December 23, 2013 3:24 PM

Emergency Preparedness Kits

Halloween is near, the fog is rolling in, the chill is starting to bite and there are groans coming from the woods. In addition to your healthy supply of wooden stakes, silver bullets and garlic, it would be wise to put aside a few other items and create...

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