Landslide Preparedness

Landslide Warning Signs

  • Springs, seeps, or saturated ground in areas that have not typically been wet before.
  • New cracks or unusual bulges in the ground, street pavements or sidewalks.
  • Soil moving away from foundations.
  • Ancillary structures such as decks and patios tilting and/or moving relative to the main house.
  • Tilting or cracking of concrete floors and foundations.
  • Broken water lines and other underground utilities.
  • Leaning telephone poles, trees, retaining walls or fences.
  • Offset fence lines.
  • Sunken or down-dropped road beds.
  • Rapid increase in creek water levels, possibly accompanied by increased turbidity (soil content).
  • Sudden decrease in creek water levels though rain is still falling or just recently stopped.
  • Sticking doors and windows, and visible open spaces indicating jambs and frames out of plumb.
  • A faint rumbling sound that increases in volume is noticeable as the landslide nears.
  • Unusual sounds, such as trees cracking or boulders knocking together, might indicate moving debris.

See more information at http://landslides.usgs.gov/learn/prepare.php

 

Emergency Kit Cookoff

1 p.m., May 10, at the Buckle Club in Cheyenne.Home kit poster

Sponsored by:

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Preparedness is an important principle to promote. Tornadoes, floods, and even winter storms can leave families without the means to provide for themselves for three days. It is the goal of the Wyoming Citizen Corps Council to educate Wyoming residents on preparedness steps they can take to ensure they, and their family, will be better prepared.

The Wyoming Citizen Corps Council and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security will be hosting an emergency kit cook-off to spread the preparedness message in a fun and entertaining way.


If you have ever watched the television show “Chopped,” you will understand this concept. Three cooks will prepare an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for the judges. The catch? They can only use the ingredients we provide them – which will be items from a three-day emergency kit. There will also be a safety/preparedness fair at the event.


Each dish will be judged and an overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize will be awarded. The prizes will be a cash donation from a sponsor to the winner’s choice of charity specializing in preparedness (i.e., Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.)