3 Easy Steps To Prepare For An Emergency

Emergency Preparedness

A disaster or emergency can happen at any time. That's why it is important for individuals, families, and businesses to prepare now for the unexpected. 

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Get a Kit: Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s survival kit.

Make a Plan: Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.

Be Informed: Understand which disasters are likely to occur in your area and what you must know to stay safe. Mesa County is vulnerable to several hazards including floods, wildfires, rock falls-landslides, and severe weather. 

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Emergency Information

It is important to know how to get information before, during, and after an emergency. Use the following resources to receive emergency information in Mesa County:

  • Local Emergency Alerts: Sign up with the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center to receive emergency messages from local public safety agencies via text or email.
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are two national alert systems that can be utilized locally in the event of an emergency. Learn more.
  • 211: Speak with live, trained professionals to obtain information about services and alerts during an emergency or disaster.
  • CoTrip.org: Travel alerts and road conditions provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation.
  • NOAA Weather Radio: A nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official weather warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Learn about the Office of Emergency Management at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

3 Easy Steps To Prepare For An Emergency