Emergency Notification plan is updated annually with federal, state, and local partners. Contact RWEACT or your local county administration office for more information.
This early warning and notification plan prioritizes and focuses on information sharing between emergency preparedness and response personnel within the Upper Rio Grande Watershed including Hinsdale, Mineral and Rio Grande County officials. Additionally this planning and response document will be a vital reference resource for the National Weather Service (Pueblo), Alamosa Regional Communications Center (ARCC) and local dispatch centers for advanced warning and evacuation purposes. This plan contains guidance for sharing information as situations develop on the Upper Rio Grande Watershed as a result of the West Fork Fire Complex and other incidents including but not limited to annual spring run-off/high water, mud and land-slides, flash flooding and other naturally occurring events.
This plan will provide information on the steps to take when emergencies arise. This document will also describe how best to coordinate, communicate and share information with local emergency managers and responding agencies.
No two incidents are identical. This plan and provided guidance will not encompass every possible scenario. General information and instructions will be included in this plan as they relate to information sharing and collection, communication, notification, evacuation and shelter in place.