The Colorado Post-Wildfire Guide is a consolidated resource intended to assist individuals, families, and communities as they prepare for and recover from a wildfire, and then determine the next steps in planning for post-wildfire hazards and navigating the recovery process.
The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is supporting the efforts of the Colorado National Weather Service forecasts offices this week to share information related to Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week.
The National Weather Service wants everyone in the United States to be part of a Weather-Ready Nation. Colorado has more than its fair share of floods, flash floods, and wildfires. You should be weather alert and weather-ready, knowing how to stay safe when floods and wildfires affect your area.
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Keeping Infrastructure Strong and Secure: November is Infrastructure Security Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and reaffirm the commitment to keep our nation’s critical infrastructure secure and resilient. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) has committed to building awareness of the importance of critical infrastructure.
You and your family can help your community plan for and recover after a disaster: Get to know your neighbors, in case of emergency. Neighbors are often immediate support following a disaster.
Between school, sports and social lives, chances are, you won’t be with your kids if a disaster happens: Ready.gov/kids has the educational tools and information to make the conversation easy. When the time comes, chances are, they’ll feel prepared, not scared. So, talk with your family today.
Our last Get Insured Colorado topic is avoiding insurance pitfalls and scams. Most insurance pitfalls result in paying higher premiums or the loss of insurance coverage. Insurance scams can be avoided by following these three steps: stop, call and confirm.
Common Insurance Pitfalls
Avoid common pitfalls that may result in paying higher premiums or even losing insurance. Consider carrying a higher deductible.It will save you money on your premium and discourage you from filing small claims that may put you at risk for non-renewal.
According to aMay 2016 National Insurance Crime Bureau report, Colorado had the second highest number of hail claims in the United States from 2013-2015 (182,591), second only to Texas. Colorado\'s damaging hail season is considered to be from mid-April to mid-September.
Have you experienced flood damage to your home or business as a result of Colorado rainstorms? There are always many questions from the community on what is covered by insurance companies or other programs. The first step is to meet with your insurance agent to review your policy. Flood damage is covered under a separate flood insurance policy and not under your general policy. Flood insurance is purchased directly from your insurance agent.
Wildfires continue to be a growing threat in the Rocky Mountain Region where population is booming in high-risk wildland-urban interface (WUI) areas. While many people move to and live in Colorado for its forests, mountains and breathtaking views, they don't always see the potential risks of losing their homes to wildfire - even in suburban neighborhoods. It is critical homeowners understand the risks of living in wildfire prone areas, the potential insurance impacts and what steps they should take to protect themselves, their property and personal finances.