Tag Archives: Routt County Office of Emergency Management

Routt County High Water Plan Available Online

river floodingThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is advising residents and businesses to prepare for high water this spring. Typically snowmelt and rainfall cause the Yampa River and its tributaries to swell close to or beyond flood Continue reading

Routt County Road and Bridge Offers Safe Winter Driving Tips

routt-county-road-ans-bridge-300The Routt County Road and Bridge Department is reminding motorists that the weather in Northwest Colorado can change in an instant. They Continue reading

RCOEM Reminds Drivers to Slow Down During Winter Weather

WINTER-DRIVING-300The Routt County Office of Emergency Management is reminding drivers to slow down and give themselves extra space between cars during winter driving conditions. They remind motorists that vehicles react differently on wet, Continue reading

Returning to Mountain Standard Time

TIME CHANGEThis weekend is “time change” weekend. Sunday, we return to Mountain Standard Time. The key phrase to remember is “Spring Forward, Fall Back”. So remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tomorrow night. This is also the time firefighters suggest you change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms. The Continue reading

RCOEM Says CDC Website Best for Tracking Ebola

ebolaThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management says they have been receiving calls about the recent Ebola outbreak. People want to know what they can do to avoid contracting the disease. While the Office says it will continue to send out necessary information, they say the best source of information is the Center for Disease Continue reading

Fire Preparedness Week

fire-fighter-1-300This is Fire Preparedness Week, and the Routt County Office of Emergency Management has some tips to share. The agency has released statistics regarding home fires and smoke alarms, and tips on how to prevent a fire in your home. In 2011 there were 370,000 home fires in the U.S., causing nearly 14,000 injuries and over 2,500 Continue reading

Routt County Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

lightning-300The Routt County Office of Emergency Management has issued a list of myths and facts when it comes to thunderstorms in Northwest Colorado.  Thunderstorms can be dangerous due to lightning strikes, strong wind and the possibility of flash floods.  Along with the myths and facts about lightning, the Office offers tips on being prepared for Continue reading

Tips Offered for a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

ROEMThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents to be cautious when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.  Those that are visiting the area, or who plan to take their celebration to the mountains Continue reading