Fail to plan? Plan to fail. Failure is costly during emergencies. At its most basic level, being prepared means having a solid plan and access to the resources necessary to execute that plan. It’s also about peace of mind. Because when communities, families and individuals are prepared, the fear, anxiety and loss that accompany a disaster are greatly reduced. — READYColorado
READYColorad is Colorado's official site for preparedness information. This campaign is supported by numerous public and private partner sources for homeland security and all-hazards.
READYColorado began as a project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program known as the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Using a regional approach, UASI unites many metro area cities, emergency response agencies and private partners together to enhance preparedness and response capabilities. The campaign transitioned to the State of Colorado in 2011 and is currently managed by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety.
Colorado is a beautiful state but not immune to natural hazards and other challenges. With READYColorado, you can discover the risks in your area and the steps you can take to help you and your family face the challenges presented by these risks while continuing to enjoy every benefit Colorado has to offer.
READYColorado resources include:
Colorado Flood Threat Information
Colorado Flood Threat Information
The FTB is a service provided to Colorado residents by the Colorado Water Conservation
Board (part of the Department of Natural Resources). It is meant to provide an overview of the potential flood threat facing the State on a daily basis from May 1 through September 30. It consists of three different products:
Daily Flood Threat Bulletin – This product is issued daily before 11 a.m. and is used to identify areas of the state that are at risk of flooding. Updates can be issued as needed by weather situations.
Statewide Storm Total Precipitation Map – This map is created by merging the 24-hour Storm Total Precipitation (STP) product, observed regional WSR-88D and the MADIS observational database. It is issued at 9:30 a.m. daily.
Flood Threat Outlook – This product is an outlook of the flood threat and precipitation amount and chance in the state over the next 15 days. It is presented in an event-based format that focuses on periods of potentially wet weather.
FEMA Region VIII Flood Awareness Outreach
Resources for the media and general public providing information about flooding risk and the National Flood Insurance Program.
Find News Releases, PSA Scripts, Multimedia, and other resources on the FEMA Region VII Flood Awareness Outreach toolkit!
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring, to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
NOAA resources include: