Winter is here, and that means we can experience very cold temperatures and extreme weather events. Please see the information below for severe and extreme weather community resources. Please consider sharing this information with those who you know may be in immediate need of short term support when the temperature drops.
Also see our Winter Preparedness page for resources to help increase your preparedness and resiliency to severe weather events.
Information on shelter options in Jefferson County
Severe Weather Shelter Network
- Congregate setting – requires registration prior to severe weather event
- Shelter status is listed on website each day
Evergreen Christian Outreach
- Must register prior to severe weather event: 303-670-1796 or visit EChO Food Bank located at 27888 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439
- Once registered please call for shelter status: 720-598-2653 (720-598-COLD)
Lakewood's Charles Whitlock Recreation Center
- Extreme weather overflow shelter for unsheltered adults
- Open Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m, and Thursday Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- 1555 Dover Street, Lakewood, CO 80215
Preparedness is key to staying safe and healthy this winter. Check out tips for preparing your vehicle and home, and how to handle snowstorms before and after they come your way. You can also find helpful information on what to include in your vehicle survival kit and home supply kit.
Additional Preparedness Tools
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Management and Preparedness team encourage citizens to take steps toward preparing themselves and their families for emergencies. "Be Your Own Hero" (BYOH) is a new campaign the Sheriff's Office is launching to provide easily accessible online digital magazine guides that are specific to disasters in Colorado.
Jeffco "WeatherStem" Weather Stations