Colorado State EOC Activated to Support Utility Outage in Summit County

The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) activated at 9 a.m. on February 8, 2019 to provide technical assistance and support to Summit County following a large utility outage.  The SEOC transitioned to Level II Operations as emergency response coordinators (ERCs) representing several state agencies were requested to provide support during the incident.

9 a.m. Update

  • SEOC activated
  • Summit County EOC activated
  • DHSEM Northwest Regional Field Manager is providing direct support to the county. No other resources have been requested from the state
  • Colorado Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) activated at Level IV for remote support and monitoring

11 a.m. Update

  • 10:30 a.m. coordination call held with Xcel and SEOC staff to update situational awareness
  • SEOC is updating impacts to Community Lifelines as a result of the outages to anticipate possible resource request needs by Summit County.
  • No current resource requests from the county to the SEOC

3:30 Update

  • State EOC coordination calls held with Summit County EOC and Excel at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Power restored to all areas before 2 p.m.
  • The State EOC transitioned to Level III Operations at 3:15 p.m.  Members will provide remote staffing and monitor throughout the weekend.

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