Emergency Preparedness

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Hazards

A thorough risk assessment of the Snowmass Village area found three hazards as having potentially the highest impact on the community:

  • Wildfire
  • Winter storms
  • Landslides and mudslides, including rock slides and rock fall

Preparing for an Emergency

Emergency preparedness for you and your family means planning ahead. Go over the checklist below to determine how you can take control in an emergency. 

What to Have In Your Head

 Develop a disaster plan ahead of time with your household to determine what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate. 
  • Decide where your household will reunite after a disaster. Identify two places to meet, one right outside your home and another outside your neighborhood such as a library, recreation center, or school.
  • Make sure everyone knows the address and phone number of your second meeting place.
  • Know and practice all possible exit routes from your home and neighborhood.
  • Designate an out-of-state friend or relative that household members can call if separated during a disaster.
  • Practice your plan.

What to Have In Your Hand

Assemble a go bag: a collection of items you may need if you must leave your home quickly. It should include: 

  • Copies of important documents (insurance cards and photo IDs)
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Credit cards and cash
  • Bottled water and energy bars
  • Flashlight, battery-operated radio, and batteries
  • Medications
  • First-aid kit
  • Shoes, lightweight protective clothing, and a blanket
  • Contact and meeting place information
  • Maps
  • Child care and pet supplies

What to Have In Your Home

 Keep enough supplies in your home to survive on your own for an extended period of time.
  • One gallon of drinking water per person, per day
  • Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food items
  • First-aid kit, medications, and prescriptions
  • Flashlight, battery-operated AM / FM radio, and extra batteries
  • Whistle
  • One quart of unscented bleach or iodine tablets and eyedropper for disinfection of water, only if directed by health officials
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Sturdy shoes, heavy gloves, warm clothes, and rain gear
  • Extra fire extinguisher, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Child care and pet supplies