Emergency Preparedness

3 Easy Steps To Prepare For An Emergency

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


Sign up for emergency alerts

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.