DHSEM Assisting South Region with Storm Recovery

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is supporting several counties in the South Region of the state as they recover from severe winter storms this week. Several counties in the South Region including Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas face impacts from the storm including power outages and storm damages. 


DHSEM Support

The State Voluntary Agency Liaison Officer Robyn Knappe and the South Central Field Manager, Christe Coleman are mobilized to coordinate the following support:


Community Information Line: 2-1-1

Individuals with damage or facing power outages in Pueblo, Huerfano or Las Animas counties should call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Support available through 2-1-1 Call Center includes the following:
  • Connection to Resources
  • Non Emergent Medical Support
  • Report Damages
    • Information needed on storm damage and insurance information
  • Debris Management
    • Assistance with covering damaged roofs and minor roof repairs


Other Resources and Support

  • Southern Baptists are providing a generator.
  • Salvation Army is providing hot meals in the Town of Aguilar.
  • Team Rubicon is helping cover roofs


Public Health and Safety Information

Visit the Las Animas - Huerfano County Pueblo Health Department webpage for preparedness and safety tips related to the damaging winds in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties leaving residents without power for several days. The website shares information on:

  •  Food Safety
  • Extreme Cold Tips
  • Power Line Hazards
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety
Information is also available on our READYColorado.com website


Community Meeting for Town of Aguilar

A community meeting is scheduled for the Town of Aguilar on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Roughnecks.