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Emergency Preparedness Tips

15 Alerts
December 3, 2019 10:36 AM

Holiday Electrical, CO Alarm and Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

Please practice electrical safety prevention measures this holiday season. Here are a few prevention tips regarding holiday decorations, CO and smoke alarms, from ESFI.org

November 22, 2019 9:15 AM

Traveling in this winter weather? Take a winter emergency car kit with you!

When traveling in winter weather, make sure you have a winter emergency car kit with you. See attached on how to build one.
Call 511 for updated road conditions, or go to www. cotrip.org
Visit https://bit.ly/346NJjc for the new Traction and Chain Laws...

Traveling in this winter weather? Take a winter emergency car kit with you!
September 19, 2019 1:30 PM

Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test on 9/26/19 @ 2pm

When: Thursday, Sept 26th at 2pm (local time)
Purpose: to evaluate the alerting capability of the Wireless Emergency Alerts capabilities.
Message Distribution: This test will use FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
Wireless...

Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test on 9/26/19 @ 2pm
September 17, 2019 10:25 AM

September is National Preparedness Month! YouthPrep! Are your kids READY and #PreparedNotScared?

👨‍👩‍👦 Preparing for emergencies is a family affair. Talk about your communication plan & how you can reconnect if you’re separated.

🧰 Tailor the emergency plan to your loved one's needs. Consider toys to comfort kids, dietary needs when packing food...

September is National Preparedness Month! YouthPrep! Are your kids READY and #PreparedNotScared?
September 9, 2019 1:23 PM

September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for a power outage?

If the power goes out, here are a few things to keep in mind:

🔌 Unplug appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges
❄ Keep the refrigerator and freezer closed so food lasts longer
🔹 If the temp in your fridge is 40 degrees or...

September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for a power outage?
September 3, 2019 8:37 AM

September is National Preparedness Month! Be Prepared, Build a Kit:

Being prepared for an emergency isn't just about staying safe during a disaster. It's about how to stay comfortable, clean, fed, and healthy afterwards. That’s why it’s important for families to work together to build an emergency kit before an emergency...

September is National Preparedness Month! Be Prepared, Build a Kit:
April 15, 2019 2:19 PM

Got Sandbags?

With the large snowpack in the Gunnison River Basin this winter, low-lying areas could be at risk of flooding during the run-off this spring. Sandbags can be purchased from several sources, including local hardware stores and lumberyards. Local...

Got Sandbags?
March 26, 2019 3:16 PM

Gunnison County Emergency Management – Flood Prep

2019 FLOOD SEASON PREPAREDNESS - FLOOD INSURANCE

Did you know there is a 30-day waiting period for new flood insurance policies to take effect? Floodplain residents should consider buying flood insurance if you think your home is vulnerable. Visit the...

Gunnison County Emergency Management – Flood Prep
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...

Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters
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...

Winter Weather Preparedness: AVALANCHES!
October 22, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: 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...

Winter Weather Preparedness: Wind Chill Index, Frostbite & Hypothermia!
October 21, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: 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...

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

Winter Weather Preparedness: Outlooks, Watches & Warnings – What do they mean?
March 18, 2014 3:06 PM

Safety Tips when Recycling 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...

Emergency Preparedness Kits

Non-Emergency Advisories

6 Alerts
September 19, 2023 9:59 AM

RECYCLE CENTER IS OPEN

THE RECYCLE CENTER IS NOW OPEN! We were able to repair our bailer on Saturday at 2pm. Thank you for your assistance while the bailer was down. Please resume normal recycling.

May 4, 2023 3:40 PM

Landfill Early Closure on 5/23/23

The Gunnison County Landfill will be CLOSING EARLY on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Hours of operations on that day will be 8am to 12:30pm.

March 15, 2023 4:11 PM

Gunnison County Landfill Sage Grouse Hours

March 15, 2023 to May 15, 2023 the Gunnison County Landfill Hours of Operation will be Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

September 11, 2018 2:15 PM

Register your cell phone for the Code Red Emergency Notification System.

Gunnison County Emergency Management is conducting a drill of the Code Red Emergency Notification System on 9/28/18. If you have not yet registered your cell phone number and email address, please go the Gunnison County website at...

Register your cell phone for the Code Red Emergency Notification System.
January 27, 2017 12:41 PM

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone...

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.
May 26, 2015 9:18 AM

Dam Safety: Are you prepared for a dam emergency?

If you live in Colorado you are aware of the above average precipitation we have had and the saturated conditions of our ground in much of the state. Rivers are running high as is typical for this time of year, and the added moisture is making flooding...

Dam Safety: Are you prepared for a dam emergency?

Public Health Advisories

3 Alerts
January 27, 2017 12:44 PM

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone...

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.
June 29, 2015 2:12 PM

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection

West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquito bites to humans and can cause anything from mild flu-like illness to serious illness including meningitis or paralysis. Avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes will...

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection
February 19, 2015 2:45 PM

Assessing Immunity to Measles - Where and How to Find Out if You Are Immune

Please visit the Gunnison County Public Health webpage for the most update information on how to know if you have Measles immunity, where to find this documentation, or how to be tested for Measles immunity.

Travel Advisories

3 Alerts
February 28, 2024 1:47 PM

Taylor River Road (CR 742)

The avalanche on Taylor River Road (CR 742) has been cleared and the road is open for travel effective 2/28/24 at 1:45 p.m. County crews will remain in the area, widening the road for the remainder of the day 2/28/24.

January 2, 2024 11:51 AM

Kebler Pass CLOSED

Effective 11/20/23 Kebler Pass is CLOSED.

November 1, 2023 12:00 PM

Cottonwood Pass CLOSED

Effective November 1, 2023 Cottonwood Pass is CLOSED.