Blizzards, Debris Flows & Other Natural Challenges

The mountains of Colorado can experience severe weather and fires that can change landscapes and the way soil and water behave. A destructive fire can damage the ground and make it susceptible to flood damage; heavy rains can move tons of rock and soil down mountainsides and accumulated snow can become avalanches. In 2001, Grand County recently completed a Hazard Mitigation Plan, which identified these potential natural challenges and has been working to mitigate the threat of these challenges. 


The following resources are also available to help you proactively prepare for a natural challenge as well as learn what to do after a flood, debris flow, or avalanche occurs: