READYColorado is a public awareness campaign supported by public and private partners concerned with homeland security and all-hazards preparedness.
Its goal is to raise awareness about the importance of disaster preparedness among Colorado citizens. To achieve this, READYColorado is reaching out to individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses to provide them with the tools and information they need to respond to and recover from any disaster.
For a list of agencies and organizations involved in the READYColorado initiative, click on the adjacent Partners link.
72-Hour Family Emergency Kit (Click here for a printer-friendly version)
The 72-Hour Emergency Kit should be individually tailored to meet the basic survival needs of your family for three days to a week. Most families prefer to store their emergency supplies in one location that is relatively safe, yet easily accessible if evacuation is required. Items may be stored in a 32-gallon trash can, suitcase, duffle bag, backpack, footlocker, or individual pack.
The items under Emergency Needs are recommended for your kit.
Suggested non-perishable food items: Ready-to-eat goods in unbreakable containers, canned meats, juice, fruits & vegetables, powdered milk, infant care foods, crackers, peanut butter, freeze-dried & dehydrated goods.
Other Emergency Needs
Standard First Aid Kit
Car Survival Kit
Make Copies of All Legal Papers
When Assembling Emergency Supplies for the Household, Include Items for Pets
How to Store Water
Store your water in thoroughly washed plastic, glass, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers. Never use a container that has held toxic substances.
Emergency Outdoor Water Sources
If you need to find water outside your home, you can use these sources. Be sure to purify the water by:
Establish an Out-Of-State 24-Hour Telephone Contact
Plan How Your Family Will Stay in Contact if Separated by Disaster
Pick two meeting places:
Meet with Neighbors
Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a disaster. Know you neighbors' skills (medical, technical). Consider how you could help neighbors who have special needs, such as elderly or disabled persons. Make plans for child care in case parents can't get home.
Preparedness is everyone's job. Not just government agencies but all sectors of society -- service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen should plan ahead for disaster.
During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available.
People must be ready to act on their own.
For information about federal, state and local agency roles in the event of a disaster, click on the adjacent Disaster Response 101 link.
The Morgan County Office of Emergency Management has changed the vendor that ALL Morgan County emergency services will utilize to do Emergency and Community Notifications. We have changed from our previous vendor “Hyper-Reach” to Code Red.
You may have been registered in the Hyper-Reach system and we are trying to migrate that information to the new system but we are asking that you re-register yourself utilizing the link below. If using a smart phone, you can also text the words “morgancodered” to 99411 to register.
You may also register from the Morgan County website at: https://morgancounty.colorado.gov/