Flood Ready

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management, with the help of local, state and federal partners, has prepared the Flood Ready Brochure. The purpose of the guide is to educate both residents and visitors about the increased flood risk as well as provide instructions on what to do before, during, and after a flood event. 

Post wildfire flash flooding and debris flows are a realistic threat in Grand County for homes, businesses and communities located within or along a burn scar. Additionally, areas that normally experience high water, are located along a river, stream, or tributary and properties located below or downstream from burn areas are at an increased risk of flooding.  

In the aftermath of wildfires, burn scars are left without the vegetation that helps absorb rainfall. In addition, the soil itself can be left with a hardened crust that acts like concrete when redirecting water. These conditions can turn what would normally be a simple thunderstorm into a flash flood event with very little warning.

Grand County could expect an increase up to 14 times normal water flow from snowmelt (spring run-off) or weather events. Additionally, any rain event that produces 1/4” of rain per hour or more could be of significant concern. 

Grand County is committed to keeping our residents and visitors safe. We ask for your help by reading this guide, sharing the information, encouraging others to stay informed and promoting a community that is Flood Ready. 


Flood Publications 

Grand County

FEMA English

FEMA Español

READYColorado

National Flood Insurance Publications 

National Flood Insurance (NFIP)

Landslides / Debris Flow Publications 

FEMA English

FEMA Español

READYColorado

Emergency Preparedness Publications

Ready.gov

American Red Cross

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    Director 

    Joel Cochran


    E: JCochran@co.grand.co.us
    P: 970-725-3813 x273

    Deputy Director

    Alexis Kimbrough

    E: AKimbrough@co.grand.co.us
    P: 970-531-2674

    Recovery Manager

    Alyssa Ingles

    E: AIngles@co.grand.co.us
    P: 970-531-4158


    Get in Touch

    Emergency: 911
    Non-Emergent Dispatch: 
    970-725-3311

    Info Line: 970-725-3803


    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 2578
    Fraser, CO 80442

    Physical Address

    OEM & EOC Location

    350 CR 5103
    Fraser, CO 80442