PCSO ASKING FOR RESIDENT IMPACT FROM RECENT STORM AND REMINDING CITIZEN’S TO PREPARE
The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Bureau is compiling a list of community damages sustained by the storms this last weekend and is seeking input from residents affected by it.
Most specifically, property damage associated with flood waters and hail. The intent of this data collection is both for historic purposes and potential disaster declaration information reported to the State of Colorado. Also, on occasion storm victims with dire circumstances are directed to support agencies for temporary shelter, counseling, or referral to not-for-profit charities.
Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Bureau is responsible for Emergency Management in all of Pueblo County. Post-emergency is a good time for citizen’s to review their mitigation and preparedness efforts because both are important steps in enduring any disaster. For information on how to prepare and mitigate for flooding, visitwww.ready.gov. Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office also has resources available on our website, www.pueblosheriff.com.
Bureau Chief Mark A. Mears said, “We spend a lot of time planning and practicing for disaster, just two days before this storm hit, we held our full-scale disaster exercise. We know we are prepared to respond, but having the community involved in both the reporting and the preparedness efforts makes as big a difference in life and property protection as our response. “
Residents with property damage from the storm are asked to contact Karen Ashcraft, Emergency Management Coordinator, of the Emergency Services Bureau at 719/583-6202or firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers will be asked to provide their name, address, phone number, cause of damage, along with a description and estimate of the damages.