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Danger at your Doorstep: Disaster resources

by name Newspaper - Updated: April 13, 2014 at 9:52 am

Resources

Emergency notifications via phone, text, email

(El Paso and Teller counties E911)

elpasoteller911.org

Twitter alerts

twitter.com/springsgov/alerts

Nixle alerts

Get text and voice emergency alerts sent to your home phone, cellphones and email.

nixle.com

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

disasterassistance.gov

fema.gov

800-621-3362

FEMA wireless emergency alerts

fema.gov/wireless-emergency-alerts

Red Cross of the Pikes Peak Region

1040 S. 8th St., Colorado Springs

632-3563

redcross.org/colorado

ppredcross@gmail.com

Red Cross apps

redcross.org/prepare/mobile-apps

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1

Free, confidential hotline (dial 211 on your phone)

ppunitedway.org/ourimpact/dial211

Emergency evacuation registry

ppunitedway.org/ourimpact/communityprograms; scroll down to "Emergency Evacuation Registry," and click on "download the application"

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

cdc.gov; click on "Emergency Preparedness and Response"

Emergency preparation assistance for those with disabilities

The Independence Center

709 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs

471-8181

facebook.com/TheIndependenceCenter

National Weather Service radio

These radios, which can be found at Walmart and other stores, receive Weather Service radio broadcasts.

Learn more: nws.noaa.gov/nwr/nwrrcvr.htm

Colorado Division of Insurance

dora.colorado.gov

Firewise Communities

Firewise Communities encourages homeowners to take responsibility for preparing their homes - and therefore the community - from the risk of wildfire.

firewise.org

Colorado State University Extension Fire Resources

www.ext.colostate.edu/fire

Wildfire Incident Information System

inciweb.nwcg.gov; follow the status of wildfires by searching by name or by state.

City of Colorado Springs

springsgov.com

Flood preparedness: springsgov.com/floodinfo

El Paso County Sheriff's Office/Office of Emergency Management

shr.elpasoco.com

Colorado Office of Emergency Management

coemergency.com

Waldo Canyon fire impacts and recovery map

waldofire.org/map

Learn about the Waldo Canyon fire and ongoing work to mitigate post-fire flooding and restore the landscape.

Teller County Office of Emergency Management

co.teller.co.us/OEM

A resource for incident reports, evacuations and shelters, disaster recovery and more

Colorado Department of Transportation Road Conditions

cotrip.org

Flood insurance information

floodsmart.gov

Agent referral: 800-427-2419

Preparedness

readycolorado.com; ready.gov

redcross.org/prepare

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