Emergency Management

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3545
    Fax: 970-328-8694

    Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    emergency@eaglecounty.us

    Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
    or 970-479-2201


Flood warning in effect until 8 p.m. June 9

Contact: Barry Smith, Emergency Manager, 970-328-3545 or barry.smith@eaglecounty.us

View the Eagle County Flood Plan

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June 9, 2010 (3 p.m.) – A flood warning for Eagle County from the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 8 p.m. tonight (June 9). Over the past five days, flooding has occurred in several areas of the county. Impacts ranging from minor erosion to substantial property damage have been reported in the towns of Vail, Avon, Minturn and Gypsum. In addition, sections of recreation paths are closed in low-lying areas throughout the valley.

All community members should stay away from creeks and rivers; banks are unstable and can collapse without notice. Rafting, kayaking, fishing and other water activities are highly discouraged due to the amount of debris in the water.

Emergency service personnel are advising homeowners near waterways to move valuables to upper floors. Emergency sandbagging operations are continuing as necessary to protect homes and businesses and citizens who need assistance should call 911. Those wishing to protect their property can purchase materials for sandbags at local home improvement stores.

Officials are continuing to monitor creeks and rivers 24 hours a day and will attempt to alert property owners of potential flooding through 911 call backs, through Emergency Alert System broadcasts on local radio stations and through EC Alert, the county’s free community notification system. Subscribe to EC Alert at www.ecalert.org to receive real-time emergency information to a cell phone, pager or other electronic device via text message and/or e-mail.

To view water levels provided by the National Weather Service, visit http://water.weather.gov//ahps2/index.php?wfo=gjt and click on a river gauging station. Also, residents are reminded of the importance of being prepared for any emergency by assembling a kit containing a three-day food and water supply, as well as medications, toiletries, pet supplies, flashlight, radio and extra batteries. Visit www.readycolorado.org  for more recommendations on personal emergency preparedness.