Latest News – June 5

Emergency Responder Exercise Set for Tomorrow

This is a TEST, this is only a TEST! Certainly something to keep in mind if you happen to see an increased level of emergency responders about town tomorrow.

Emergency Manager Mike McHargue conducts a "Mock" emergency training session last August. A similar exercise is scheduled for tomorrow.

Emergency Manager Mike McHargue conducts a “Mock” emergency training session last August. A similar exercise is scheduled for tomorrow.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management will be coordinating  a training exercise tomorrow, June 6 with local responders. This exercise will simulate how local officials would deal with to a power outage covering several states for an extended period of time. This is only a TEST. 

According to Public Information Officer Betty Benson, this exercise will include an evacuation center at the 6th Street Gym where people can come for information starting at 9:30 a.m.  If you would like to actively volunteer, please be at the west side of the gym by 9:30 a.m.  You are also welcome to come to the gym during the day for information.  At 1 p.m. in the gym there will also be a town hall meeting to discuss the activities of this exercise.   

Representatives from the Red Cross brief volunteers during last year's mock emergency training session. Photo: Leadville Today

Representatives from the Red Cross brief volunteers during last year’s mock emergency training session. Photo: Leadville Today

There will also be a shelter at the Lake County Intermediate School (6th & McWethy) set up after 10:30 a.m.   If you would like to volunteer at the shelter as a community member, arrive between 10-10:30 a.m. in front of the school. Jody Acres will be there from the Red Cross and she will brief volunteers on how to participate.  There will also be a pet shelter set up.  Access to the shelter will be through the gym doors on the south side of the building.  

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management provides the opportunity to sign up for emergency alerts to your phone: HERE

You do not need to sign up for these alerts if you have a land line, but if your main phone service is by cell, you might consider signing up for these alerts.

 

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