The Grand County Office of Emergency Management, with the help of local, state and federal partners, has prepared the Flood Ready Brochure. The purpose of the guide is to educate both residents and visitors about the increased flood risk as well as provide instructions on what to do before, during, and after a flood event.
Post wildfire flash flooding and debris flows are a realistic threat in Grand County for homes, businesses and communities located within or along a burn scar. Additionally, areas that normally experience high water, are located along a river, stream, or tributary and properties located below or downstream from burn areas are at an increased risk of flooding.
In the aftermath of wildfires, burn scars are left without the vegetation that helps absorb rainfall. In addition, the soil itself can be left with a hardened crust that acts like concrete when redirecting water. These conditions can turn what would normally be a simple thunderstorm into a flash flood event with very little warning.
Grand County could expect an increase up to 14 times normal water flow from snowmelt (spring run-off) or weather events. Additionally, any rain event that produces 1/4” of rain per hour or more could be of significant concern.
Grand County is committed to keeping our residents and visitors safe. We ask for your help by reading this guide, sharing the information, encouraging others to stay informed and promoting a community that is Flood Ready.
Grand County English
Grand County Español
- Las Inundaciones y Los Incendios Van de La Mano
- El Riesgo de Inundación Aumenta Después de Los Incendios
- Inundaciones Después de un Incendio
National Flood Insurance Publications
National Flood Insurance (NFIP)
Landslides / Debris Flow Publications
Emergency Preparedness Publications
- Are You Ready? Guide (2020)
- Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan
- Document and Insure Your Property
- Know Your Alerts and Warnings
- Safeguard Critical Documents and Valuables