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Sign up for CodeRed emergency notifications

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La Plata County wants you to be prepared in case of emergency and offers a simple, free way for you to stay informed when events unfold that could affect your safety or property. Floods, wildfire, evacuation notices, weather events, and biohazards can unfold quickly and unpredictably. By signing up for the CodeRed emergency notification service, you will receive voice or text updates on your cell phone or voice-over-Internet phone alerting you when situations occur in your community. Visit: ( to sign up.

The county has also added Animas River alerts to the CodeRed service. By opting in to receive these alerts, you will be notified if water quality changes on the Animas River. Through a regional partnership between La Plata County, San Juan Basin Health, the City of Durango, San Juan County, Colorado, the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the Animas River is being carefully monitored throughout the watershed. Stream gauges, real-time water quality monitors and trained river-spotters are coordinating to ensure that any change in water quality – because of spring runoff, flash-flooding, mud-, rock- or landslides, or other manmade or naturally occurring events – is communicated to emergency responders, decision-makers and the general public.

To sign up for CodeRed emergency notifications visit, (

Once you’ve created an account, choose to receive the Animas River alerts in addition to general updates on emergency conditions in your neighborhood.

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