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Southwest (SW2):

 The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a federally funded program of the local, state, and federal agencies to enhance emergency preparedness in areas near stockpile sites including the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Until the entire stockpile is destroyed CSEPP will remain to ensure protection  is provided to the public and the environment that surround each stockpile site.

A function of CSEPP emergency planning is the identification of areas that could be affected by an accident at PCD. The areas that surround the Depot are divided into Emergency Planning Zones call the Immediate Response Zone (IRZ) and Protective Action Zone (PRZ).

Southwest 2 (SW2): With a population of over 6,000 people in SW2 it is the most populated of the CSEPP Zones.  It runs from 27th Lane to 42nd Lane and even includes a portion of the Pueblo Memorial Airport. 

Roadways and Landmarks in SW2: 

Hwy 50 East (through the Mesa) & Hwy 96 E

                                                  North Mesa Elementary School

                                                   Pueblo County High School                                                   

                                                       LaGree's Food Store

                           Southern portion of Pueblo Memorial Airport                                                        

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January/ Photographer Heather Otero


During an evacuation order, it is good to have two routes away from your home.  Do you have two planned in the event of an emergency?  If you live in this zone and are directed by emergency officials to evacuate because of a chemical event.  Here are a few things you should know:

ü  Take an evacuation recommendation seriously – gather people and pets and leave the area.

ü  Take a battery-powered radio with extra batteries.

ü  Tune to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) station, KCCY 96.9 FM.

ü  Take your emergency supplies kit and prescription medications

ü  Close and lock your home or business.

ü  Do not attempt to pick up children from school or daycare. School officials have plans in place to care for children during emergencies.

ü  If evacuating because of a hazardous materials accident, keep vehicle windows closed. Turn off the heater/air conditioner and close the vents.

ü  Follow evacuation routes away from the hazard.

ü  Do not return until officials say it is safe.



ü  If you are outdoors, go inside immediately with pets, if possible.

ü  Close all windows, doors and vents.

ü  Turn off heaters/air conditioners and exhaust fans.

ü  Close internal doors and go in the innermost room without windows.

ü  If sheltering because of a hazardous materials accident, seal door gaps with plastic sheeting and duct tape.

ü  Don’t pick up children from school or daycare until directed to.

ü  School officials have plans in place to care for children during emergencies.

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July/ Brenda Sellwood
ü  Listen to your TAR or KCCY 96.9 FM for updated information

ü  Stay inside until officials say it is safe to leave.

To hear the Siren Emergency Tones click on the link below.

Emergency Officials will share critical information at the Emergency Website for Pueblo County.  This link will be your best friend in a crisis. 

You can also follow regular and emergency updates of the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office by following them on social media.