Emergency Management

Man made or natural, disasters can strike at any time. The Office of Emergency Management provides leadership, planning, education and resources to protect lives, property and the environment in the event a disaster were to strike Delta County.

Kris Stewart serves as Delta County's Emergency Management Coordinator.  Emergency Management works with County departments, local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector across Delta County to develop disaster preparedness plans and provide training and exercise activities.

One of Emergency Management's primary goals is to ensure training and information is available to both first responders and the community. We constantly prepare and practice to ensure that we are ready if a disaster strikes. We also want to make sure you're prepared as well.  Select the tabs on the left to learn more about Citizen Preparedness ideas and checklists, Delta County threats like wildfire and flood, and grant and volunteer opportunities.  

Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness

September is Emergency Preparedness Month.  See https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan to get prepared in case of emergency.

Other Links

Disaster preparedness information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
American Red Cross Disaster Planning information.
Colorado Office of Emergency Management - public preparedness information about Hazards in Colorado.

Weather and Travel Information

National Weather Service forecast for Delta, Colorado. Forecasts for other cities and towns are also available on the NWS site.
Delta County is one of 5 Colorado Counties that is StormReady. StormReady is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather.
National Weather ServiceFire Weather Page.
Montrose Interagency Fire Management Unit listing of fire restrictions for western Colorado.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Traveler Information. This site contains road condition information and travel related information collected by CDOT.

Homeland Security

United States Department of Homeland Security.
Ready.Gov - From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This site contains public education information about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency - including a possible terrorist attack.
Department of Homeland Security Alerts