Flood after fire – Grizzly Creek Fire and Pine Gulch Fire
Properties directly affected by fires and those located below or downstream of burn areas are most at risk for flooding. After an intense wildfire, burned vegetation and charred soil form a water repellent layer, blocking water absorption. Find out how to protect your family and risks for your home following the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek fires.
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Stage 1 fire restrictions
The Garfield County Sheriff, and the seven fire districts in Garfield County have reverted back to Stage 1 fire restrictions. This applies to all of unincorporated Garfield County. Stage 1 fire restrictions are also in effect on public lands in Garfield County.
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Firework use banned in unincorporated Garfield County
An ordinance prohibiting the use of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County has been adopted to help protect public safety during the approaching wildfire season. The request, which was proposed by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s emergency manager, is considered “necessary for the immediate preservation of the public’s health, safety and welfare.”
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Emergency Operations Center
Recovering from a disaster
Developing a recovery plan for recovering from a disaster can not only be prudent prior to a disaster, but also to begin rebuilding following a disaster. The Federal Trade Commission has consumer information and tips to keep in mind for citizens working to rebuild following a disaster.
Call before using drones
Drones are growing in popularity, but they may cause conflicts with local aircraft. Enthusiasts are asked to phone first to check on whether or not they may affect aircraft flying to or from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Continuity of Operations
The Garfield County Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) outlines the manner in which the community’s public safety and essential needs are met in the event of an emergency. This framework helps reduce risk, and increase the county’s resiliency, ensuring the best possible service to the public.COOP
Semis and other oversized commercial vehicles are barred from traveling over roads that lead to Cottonwood Pass, and in the Four Mile area near Glenwood Springs. New signage is in place alerting drivers to these restrictions.
Garfield County road restrictions
Eagle County road restrictions
Natural Hazard Mitigation
Garfield County has adopted a new Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan that prioritizes natural disaster risks and focuses on ways to prevent loss of life and destruction of private property.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Garfield County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
InciWeb Incident Information System
InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. It was developed to provide the public a single source of incident-related information and to provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community. Its supporting systems automate the delivery of incident information to remote sources to provide consistent active incident information timely delivery.