A vital component of the Town of Erie's emergency planning is individual and family emergency preparedness. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. Individuals could get help in hours, or it may take days. Basic services, such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones, may be cut off for days, even a week or longer. Families may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice. In an effort to promote individual and family emergency preparedness, the Town advises all citizens to:
Purchase Emergency Preparedness Kits and Supplies
- Create a Plan
- Build an Emergency Kit
- Register to Receive Emergency Notifications
Interested in purchasing emergency preparedness kits, radios and supplies? Visit the American Red Cross Store
Emergency Outdoor Notification System
Public safety agencies in Boulder County, including the Town of Erie, have partnered to provide the public with an emergency outdoor notification system. This system allows all Erie residents and businesses (including those located in Weld County) to be notified of an emergency situation in a variety of ways, including on their cell phones, home and work phones and by text messaging and Email.
Receive Emergency Alerts on Your Computer or Cell Phone
The system is used to notify residents about imminent threats to health and safety such as the need to evacuate due to a natural disaster or take other appropriate actions in the event of a flash flood or other critical law enforcement activity. The alerts will come in from 911 Alert
. The service is free to members of the public, except for any text messaging charges that may be associated with their cell phone provider.
Erie community members who wish to receive alerts on their cell phones, by text messaging and through additional phones will need to sign up for this system. This opportunity is available at the following links:
After online registration, please allow at least two weeks for your information to be verified and added to Boulder's 9-1-1 Emergency and Opt In's notification system. Your information will remain private. You may choose to opt out of participating in the notification system at any time.
Community members who choose not to add additional lines or cell phone information will continue to receive notifications on their home landlines.