Summer is quickly coming to Larimer County! While that means BBQs, baseball, and plenty of fun in the sun, it also means increased danger of wildfires and further flooding. Before you start planning that epic summer vacation, take a moment to sit down with your family and make a disaster plan.
AFamily Disaster Plan outlines easy to follow steps to get you and your family heading down the path towards disaster awareness. There are also a lot of great resources you can find online:
Reverse 9-1-1 - Register you cell phone with the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA) to receive reverse 9-1-1 notifications in the event of an emergency.
Larimer County Special Needs Registry - The Special Needs Registry is a database in Larimer County used to see who may need extra assistance in the event of an emergency or disaster. You can register online or over the phone by calling 2-1-1 (970-407-7066 or toll free at 1-866-485-0211).
Ready.gov - Ready.gov is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters.
Making a plan is just half the battle; staying informed before, during, and after a disaster is just as important. The internet and social media can be a great tools to get information about an emergency, but always make sure the source is credible and accurate. Here are a few examples: