The Phillips County Office of Emergency Management facilitates and directs emergency planning for county emergency first responders which includes: preparing, mitigating, and coordinating the responses and the recoveries to any type of disaster situation that might affect the citizens of Phillips County Colorado. Additionally, the emergency manager develops and maintains all hazard emergency plans for all types of natural and man-made hazards, and provides the analysis and recommendations necessary to make decisions that will effectively save lives and protect property in such emergencies.
The Phillips County Emergency Manager participates in the Northeast Colorado Emergency Management group which is made up of emergency managers, as well as other partner agencies, that comprise the 11 counties in the northeast region of Colorado, including Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties.
This group is responsible for the management of all emergency preparedness program areas within northeast Colorado. The primary role is to develop and implement comprehensive disaster planning, mitigation and response activities within the region under the provisions of Colorado statutes.Disaster survivors are often overwhelmed by stress and uncertainty after a loss caused by fire, earthquake, flooding, tornado or other type of disaster. The upheaval and displacement that accompany severe damage to their home and local surroundings may be severe.
The Red Guide to Recovery was created to address such stress and uncertainty by providing the information and tools survivors need to cope with a disaster. Its mission is to guide survivors through the recovery process, to walk them step-by-step through the many decisions that must be made at a difficult and emotional time in the survivors’ lives. In short, it helps answer the question asked by all disaster survivors as the first responders depart: “Now what?”
To best stay informed before, during and after a disaster you are encouraged to monitor a number of information sources including: following the Phillips County Office of Emergency Management’s Facebook page, warning sirens, local/national media outlets, local government sources, and text or voice alert systems including the Phillips County Public Emergency Notification System which you must sign up your cell phone to receive notifications. Your landline has been automatically added to the local emergency notification system.
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