Planning for Drought Resilience from FEMA

The DHSEM Mitigation and Recovery Staff forwarded this information from our partners at FEMA to share with our stakeholders.  This information will be applicable to many as DHSEM begins the applicatoin process for FEMA's Pre-Disaster Migitation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants.  Learn more about Planning for Drought Resilience by following the links below. 

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To learn about mitigating drought, read the “Planning for Drought Resilience Fact Sheet”. To learn more about these project types, visit “Mitigating Flood and Drought Conditions Under Hazard Mitigation Assistance.”  To learn more about various Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) project types, visit the “Hazard Mitigation Assistance Mitigation Activity Chart.”

About “Mitigation Minute”

This series is provided by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division. The “Mitigation Minute” contains a weekly fact about grants and resources provided across the country to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards.

Daily Status Report: July 24, 2017

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Colorado Daily Status Report July 24, 2017

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations

Current Disasters/Large Incidents: None

Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported

Read the full Colorado Daily Status Report for July 24, 2017.

NEWS RELEASE: Campfire Safety: Drown, Stir, Feel

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Strategic Communications Director
Micki Trost

Centennial, Colo. – July 24, 2017 — Approximately 90 percent of all wildfires are caused by people. One of the most common causes is unattended campfires. Emergency responders need your help in keeping our forests and campgrounds safe for everyone. There are a few key steps to making and maintaining a safe campfire.

Pick a Safe Spot

  • Do not build a fire at a site in hazardous or dry conditions.
  • Check before building your campfire to make sure the campground, forest or local area allows campfires.
  • Pick a spot that is at least fifteen feet away from your tent walls, trees or anything else that could catch on fire.

Maintain Your Campfire

  • Keep your fire to a manageable size.
  • Provide constant supervision to children and pets near the fire.
  • Never leave the campfire unattended…even for a short time.

Extinguish Your Campfire

  • Use the “drown, stir and feel” method.
  • Allow the wood to burn completely to ash.
  • Pour lots of water on the fire and drown all of the embers.
  • Pour water on the fire until it stops hissing.

A campfire is a lot of fun, but it also takes a lot of responsibility to ensure it does not get out of control and possibly start a wildfire. When putting out a campfire, make sure it is cold before you leave the campsite. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave! Let the beauty of the great outdoors be enjoyed by families for generations to come.

Want more tips and ideas? Head over to our website at and read the full blog post, or follow us all week on our social media accounts for new posts on the Campfire Safety campaign.


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