February 11, 2018
Emergency Preparedness Seasonal Tips
The Pikes Peak region is notorious for its unpredictable weather patterns and long winters. It isn’t unheard of to have t-shirt weather one day followed by a blizzard the next. Don’t be caught off guard when inclement weather strikes. The following tips from The Independence Center’s Emergency Preparedness department will help you prepare.
- Winter storms can occur through early June in Colorado. Ensure you have a car kit with adequate supplies in your
vehicle and keep your gas tank above half full at all times.
- As the snow melts and temperatures warm, an increased risk of flash floods can occur throughout the state. Stay up-to-date on weather information in your area and remember – turn around, don’t drown!
- If drought conditions continue, dry vegetation increases the likelihood of wildfires. While Spring can be our wettest season, please keep wildfire safety in mind and be careful with open flames.
- Spring is a prime time for high winds, rapidly changing weather conditions, winter storms, thunder storms, floods, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Know where to find weather information and plan accordingly.
- A standard emergency kit should include food, water, clothing, bedding, tools, a first aid kit, and important documents such as contact information, medical information, and others. Check out The Independence Center website for more details on kit items and how to prepare a disaster kit at http://bit.ly/theicemergencyprep