Hinsdale County Fast Facts: May 24, 2019









The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center will provide a weekly update on the Hinsdale County flood mitigation incident each Friday.  Look for a weekly update at 4 p.m following a daily update briefing.

Incident NameHinsdale County Flood Threat
Incident Start DateMarch 19, 2019
Location/CountyLake City / Hinsdale County
CauseAvalanche debris causing blockages leading to potential flood threats
EvacuationsNone at this time
Fatalities/InjuriesNone at this time
Structures Lost- 2 homes destroyed
- 1 home damaged
- Rose Lime Kiln destroyed
ResourcesUnified Coordination Group established on May 13, 2019
State Emergency Operations Center Level II Operations
Executive Order IssuedHinsdale County Declaration: May 7, 2019
State of Colorado Declaration: May 8, 2019
FundingDisaster Emergency Fund (DEF)
Information SourcesHinsdale County Website
Hinsdale County Facebook
Hinsdale County Twitter
Hinsdale County Incident Map
COEmergency Emergency Blog
COEmergency Twitter
COEmergency Facebook
HelpColoradoNow: Volunteer & Donation Website
Colorado Business EOC
Private Sector Disaster Support: Vendor Registration, Corporate Volunteers or Donations

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 24, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 24, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus052419

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 23, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 23, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus052319

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 22, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 22, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus052219

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 21, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 21, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus052119

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Hinsdale County Update

The State of Colorado continues to support Hinsdale County as they work to assess and prepare for a possible flood threat in the county and the Lake City area. DHSEM and multiple state agencies are providing direct support to Hinsdale County through the State Emergency Operations Center and to the Unified Coordination Group working with the county.




Hinsdale County Information Sources

For updates on the situation in Hinsdale County, please follow:
For updates on the efforts of state agencies please follow the State Emergency Operations Center social media accounts:

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 20, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 20, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus052019

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 17, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 17, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051719

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 16, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 16, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051619

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 15, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 15, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051519

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 14, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 14, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051419

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 13, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 13, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051319

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 10, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 10, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus051019

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 9, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 9, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus050919

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 8, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 8, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus050819

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 2: Supporting planning and mitigation efforts in Hinsdale County due to potential flooding issues. Also supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 7, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 7, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus050719

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 4: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.

Colorado State Emergency Operations Center Transitions to Level Two Operations in Support of Hinsdale County

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Effective today, May 6, 2019, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) transitioned to Level II operations  to support planning and mitigation efforts for potential flooding in Hinsdale County. Level II operations means a situation or threat requires coordination with one or more additional state agencies. DHSEM Command and General Staff will occupy positions in the SEOC in addition to representatives from one or more state agencies and/or non-governmental organizations. Notification is made to all remaining state agencies and other support organizations to be on standby for activation.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis verbally declared an emergency due to potential flood issues that could impact Lake City at approximately 9:30 a.m. today.

Hinsdale County declared a local emergency on May 7, 2019.

Overview of Hinsdale Incident

In February and March 2019, Hinsdale County experienced numerous avalanches that created debris fields in drainages. The debris included soil, rock and trees up to 400 years old. In April 2019, local officials discovered several debris fields within Henson Creek, which contains two 100+ year old historic dams. While both dams are no longer in service, and have been partially breached to allow water to flow, concerns were immediately raised regarding the potential for the large volume of debris to plug the breaches. The structural stability of both dams is in question, however it is expected that both could retain a substantial amount of water before failing. A dam collapse would send flood water toward Lake City, which would reach the community within 10 to 15 minutes.

DHSEM, along with other state agencies, have been providing technical assistance and guidance to Hinsdale County officials since February.  The verbal declaration by Governor Polis today allows the SEOC to use disaster emergency funds and the resource mobilization plan to provide support to the county.

Information Sources

Colorado Daily Status Report: May 6, 2019

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Colorado Daily Status Report May 6, 2019

Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Link to the full report: www.bitly.com/COStatus050619

Statewide Community Lifelines Assessment

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Green
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Alerts/Warnings


National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Status


Level 4: Supporting response and recovery for incidents across the state.