County Threat, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Report (THIRA)
On April 10, 2016, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management released a Threat, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment (THIRA) focusing on the upcoming 2016 spring run-off and severe weather season. The document, which can be found here, includes:
Information on the 2016 run-off period, which generally begins in late April/early May for 3-6 weeks, depending on snow pack and late-season storms, with May 1 through June 15 being the period of greatest concern (pp. 7-12);
A list of the types of threats and hazards, as identified in Boulder County (p. 5);
Descriptions of threats and hazards, including the timing/location of an incident and vulnerabilities that may arise due to such incidents (pp. 13-14);
Criteria to evaluate debris hazards and levels of risk (pp. 15-16);
A list of various strategic and preparedness plans which exist or are being developed (p. 19);
And other information on the assessment of risk during this year’s run-off.
If you witness a hazard to safety, call 911. Through the Emergency High Hazard program, the County will send a County Road Supervisor out to assess the issue and determine if it is an issue that needs to be dealt with immediately.