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┬áplans 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.

To read the full THIRA, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the SVCC.