May 18, 2017
Although this upcoming winter storm comes as no surprise to Coloradans, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for hazardous weather, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall. The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management is encouraging residents to prepare their homes and to arm themselves with safety tips before significant inclement weather arrives.
“With the threat of severe weather, it is important for every family to be prepared for flooding, power outages, and extreme temperatures,” said Ryan Broughton, Executive Director of the Denver Office of Emergency Management. “Make sure everyone in your home is prepared for an emergency; have an emergency kit always ready to go with essential items like, food, water, and medications.”
Creating and Practicing an Emergency Plan:
Talk to everyone in your household about what to do if a disaster occurs. Decide where you would meet, who you would contact, and assemble and maintain an emergency preparedness kit.
Assembling an Emergency Preparedness Kit:
Kits should contain a seven-day supply of essentials such as:
Stay Away From Flood Waters:
If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankle:
During winter storms, a power outage may be caused by heavy and blowing snow or strong winds.
Avoid Carbon Monoxide: