Emergency Notification Systems

Ouray County has two emergency notification systems. They are both different, so it is important to sign-up for both. Instructions on how to register for both are below. 

Ouray County Alerts

Ouray County Alerts is used to communicate critical public safety topics including evacuations, wildfire, flooding, and other emergency notifications. All residents, visitors, and family members living in Ouray County are encouraged to sign up for alerts. You can register through the registration portal.

During the registration process, you can choose the types of alerts you receive and how to receive them, including landline phone, cell phone, text/SMS message, and email. Please be sure to enter your physical address so that you will receive geo-targeted (location based) messages. If you do not enter a physical address, you risk missing critical messages.

Registration Error Troubleshooting: Click on the Forgot my Password? link to reset your password using your phone number that can receive text messages, or an email. You will receive a text or email with a link to reset. Once it has been reset, try to log in again using the new password.

Troubleshooting FAQs are below if you get a message that your phone number/email is already registered.

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Already Registered? Log-in HERE

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Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) is a general system of text messages that is sent when the recipient might be affected by something occurring in Ouray County. 

Recipients can choose to receive notification of Avalanche Notifications, Road Maintenance updates, and general notices. 

You can sign up by clicking HERE and follow the prompts. To sign up for updates or Controlled Burn Notices, you must email Ouray County Emergency Manager at gboyd@ouraycountyco.gov after you sign up for the service. In the body of the email, please include your first and last name, email address and the group you would like to opt into. 

You can unsubscribe from the notifications at any time by replying "unsubscribe" to the message.

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