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Larimer County - 30 DAYS OF PREPAREDNESS

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Aug 26, 2014

Contact Information:

Lori Hodges, Director Emergency Mgmt. & Recovery, CELL: 303-656-3214,
lrhodges@larimer.org
FROM:Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150, dlarue@larimer.org


Board of Larimer County Commissioners, Lori Hodges, LC Facilities, Mountain Outreach Members

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and the Board of Larimer County Commissioners today proclaimed September as Emergency Preparedness Month in Larimer County. The County recognizes the value in having an informed and prepared citizenry in the event of an emergency or disaster. Being prepared allows for people to respond to evolving events with a clear plan of action, decreasing stress on the family and ensuring individual safety.

 
 Today’s proclamation puts in motion Larimer County’s “30 Days of Preparedness” Campaign, featuring 30 days of tweets on the County’s Twitter site, @Larimer County. Daily tweets in September will cover a wide variety of information, from the benefits of a NOAA Weather Radio, to preparedness tips for people with disabilities, to home safety information. A number of other activities throughout the month will also support the County’s 30 Days of Preparedness:
 
  • Saturday, September 6th – The City of Loveland, in partnership with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo at The Ranch, Larimer County’s Fairgrounds and Events Complex in Loveland. Multiple additional sponsors have helped to bring this event back to the community. This event will involve interactive events for families and children centered on personal preparedness and safety.
Contact Vanessa Vincente at vincenvm@co.larimer.co.us for more information.
 
  • Thursday, September 11thCome Hell or High Water Preparedness Forum is being held for community members at the Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch from 8am to 5pm near Red Feather Lakes. This event is being hosted by Larimer County Search and Rescue. This will be a one day event with classes ranging from disaster psychology to medical triage and managing pets and livestock.
              Contact Janice Weixelman at tansytye@msn.com for more information.
 
  • Saturday, September 13thThe Colorado Person First Festival is occurring in Civic Center Park in Fort Collins and is sponsored by Disabled Resource Services. This event is a full day event honoring people with disabilities. Larimer County and the American Red Cross will have a booth at this event to talk more about preparedness for people with disabilities.
 
  • September 13th – The Colorado Governor’s Office has designated this day as a Statewide Day of Service called Colorado United Day. Volunteers interested in participating in service projects can visit www.ColoradoUnited.com to register for projects. This event will end with a free community concert in Lyons, CO, presented by Oskar Blues Brewery, featuring the Stringdusters.
 

At the end of September, Larimer County will roll out our new Emergency Preparedness Guide for the public. The guide will cover all four seasons in Larimer County and will provide detailed information about weather hazards and other hazards significant in Larimer, with preparation tips and tools.       #####                             

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