Beaver Meadows forum to address how to be ready for rural natural disasters

“Come Hell or high water,” an emergency preparedness forum specially designed to prepare rural residents for natural disasters, is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch 6 miles past Red Feather Lakes. The event is one of several planned for Emergency Preparedness Month in Larimer County. Recent fire and flood events have encouraged people to become prepared for the worst and to work together to deal with unexpected natural disasters.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and each will leave time for audience participation and discussion.

Topics include:
• The changing scope of disaster preparation
• What to expect from emergency management and how to get involved. Introduces CERT, a FEMA class available to communities
• What rural laws allow and limit during emergency events
• Fire mitigation, evacuation, planning personal escape routes
• Medical triage
• How to handle and reduce stress
• Preparing for “shelter in place” or evacuation for pets or livestock
• Planning supplies and pharmaceutical needs

The $12 dollar fee for the event includes lunch, coffee and all presentations. More information on Beaver Meadows Resort: For more information about this event contact Janice Weixelman at or 970-493-0704.

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