With dry strong winds dominating the weather in Colorado in mid-October, and most of the state experiencing severe or extreme fire status, now is the time to:
- Review your personal evacuation plans in the event that the fire continues to progress in your direction.
- Put important documents in a secure safety box, and inventory your household for items that you would not be able to replace, such as photographs, family heirlooms, etc.
- Put together a list of your medications, and put it by a bag or box that you can quickly fill if you need to evacuate.
- Make sure you know how to access your “address and phone book,” to take with you.
To build a kit, go to Emergency Preparedness & Planning Boulder County information:
If you have not already signed up, go to Larimer County Emergency Telephone Authority to enroll for emergency notifications from Larimer County. And, www.boco911alert.com to enroll for Boulder County. Also, you can sign up at Northern Colorado Alerts, as well as see a map of the latest danger areas. (Note, you may experience an overload on these pages; try again later).
October 14, 2020 = Boulder County has updated the Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to include the entire County, both the western mountain region as well as the plains. Larimer County has a full fire ban as well. No outside fires are allowed at this time.
Throughout the day today, additional evacuation orders have been added for the area directly north of Highway 34 and east towards Horsetooth Reservoir. Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park is closed. For the most up to date evacuation map, please check Northern Colorado Alert.