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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Garfield County sponsoring wildfire burn area mitigation work
Garfield County is continuing its support of an Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) plan to help property owners who were impacted by the Grizzly Creek and Pine Gulch wildfires this past summer. The EWP program covers the costs of mitigation work on infrastructure and land.
Emergency Operations Center
Firework use prohibited in unincorporated Garfield County
Due to exceptional drought conditions in Garfield County, the Board of County Commissioners has adopted Ordinance 2021-1 prohibiting the use of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County until April 2022.
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.
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
Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
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.