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Do you know if you live in a CSEPP Emergency Zone?

posted Nov 17, 2016, 9:32 AM by Pueblo RCN


Knowing if you live in a response zone is key to knowing how to prepare and what to do if there is ever an emergency at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Many of the zones don’t have people living in them (E1, W1, NW1, N2, and NW2). There are other zones that have fewer than 100 people (NE2, E2, W2, and N1).  What’s most important is that people know if they live or work in an emergency zone, which zone and what precautions they may have to take if there is an emergency at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

It’s important to know where the emergency zones are and who is in the zones because if there is an emergency on the depot grounds, officials will instruct individuals what precautions to take based on the location of the emergency zones. 
For example: there may be an order put out that states “People living or working in Southeast 1 (SE1) should evacuate away from the U.S. Pueblo Chemical Depot now.” It would be important for those individuals living or working in that zone to know they are in the zone that is being asked to evacuate.
Without prior knowledge of the location of the emergency zones and what the specific instructions may be required of those residing or working the zones may come across as confusing. It’s important to pre-plan and know what instructions, such as “evacuate” or “shelter-in-place”, mean for you and your family. Families living in the designated emergency zones should discuss a plan in the event that there is an emergency and orders 
Families are encouraged to discuss a plan and important details, such as where family members should meet, should they have to evacuate from their home during an emergency situation.
Discussions surrounding emergency preparedness are not just for those individuals who live in a designated emergency planning zone, but should be everyone as emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere.Knowing if you live in a response zone is key to knowing how to prepare and what to do if there is ever an emergency at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Many of the zones don’t have people living in them (E1, W1, NW1, N2, and NW2). There are other zones that have fewer than 100 people (NE2, E2, W2, and N1).  What’s most important is that people know if they live or work in an emergency zone, which zone and what precautions they may have to take if there is an emergency at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.

It’s important to know where the emergency zones are and who is in the zones because if there is an emergency on the depot grounds, officials will instruct individuals what precautions to take based on the location of the emergency zones. 
For example: there may be an order put out that states “People living or working in Southeast 1 (SE1) should evacuate away from the U.S. Pueblo Chemical Depot now.” It would be important for those individuals living or working in that zone to know they are in the zone that is being asked to evacuate.
Without prior knowledge of the location of the emergency zones and what the specific instructions may be required of those residing or working the zones may come across as confusing. It’s important to pre-plan and know what instructions, such as “evacuate” or “shelter-in-place”, mean for you and your family. Families living in the designated emergency zones should discuss a plan in the event that there is an emergency and orders 
Families are encouraged to discuss a plan and important details, such as where family members should meet, should they have to evacuate from their home during an emergency situation.
Discussions surrounding emergency preparedness are not just for those individuals who live in a designated emergency planning zone, but should be everyone as emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere.
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