Disaster preparedness resources in Colorado

Disaster can strike at any time, often with little or no warning. That statement is not meant to scare you, just to alert you to the need for being prepared.

In Colorado, disasters take many forms. Over the years some of the biggest include floods, fires, and weather. There are certainly other dangers, too, but below we are focusing on resources to help with these major issues.

Remember, if you are facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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September is National Preparedness Month, and below we’ve compiled a selection of resources available to those in Colorado and beyond. These include national and statewide resources.

National Resources

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has multiple helpful resource pages on a variety of topics. For instance:

FEMA also has an app you can download. See more on the FEMA web page ready.gov.

State of Colorado

The city of Colorado Springs has an excellent resource page full of useful information to help you prepare.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) also has lots of helpful information on their website.

Below are additional helpful links and resources for disaster preparedness.

Emergency supply list and planning

Whether you’re preparing a disaster kit for your home or car, or a go bag, check these resource pages for helpful information:


Many people want to help or volunteer during a disaster. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has a helpful web page about volunteering.

Find more helpful organizations and services listed on our Community Resources page.

This page is updated as needed. if you have recommended resources, please let us know.