Emergency Notification System
Larimer County has several ways to attempt to notify residents in emergencies. One of the most effective is our emergency telephone notification system, an automated dialing system that can convey information to all phones in a designated area. If you have a conventional telephone wired in your home, you are already on the potential contact list we would use to send out warnings or information to your area. If you have a cell phone number you would like to add to that database, please note the information under "LETA" in this "How Do I?" section. It is quick and easy and you can turn your cell phone into a portable warning device.
We also maintain an emergency information line at (970) 498-5500 where important incident information is recorded as needed. In significant events, we frequently staff our Information Center and respond to questions with public information officers as well. Much of the same emergency information will also be posted to www.larimer.org/emergency and you can subscribe to that page to receive automatic email updates to keep abreast of emergency developments.
Although it is not a county resource, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from sudden violent weather is to stay informed; and the best way to do that is to purchase a weather radio. These devices, available for a minimal price at stores which sell electronic equipment, will automatically activate with a voice message from the National Weather Service, day or night, to inform you of severe conditions in your area. You will receive critical information at the same time it is received by our dispatch center and other law enforcement agencies.