Severe Thunderstorm WarningWith the recent Colorado flooding we saw a number of people that were caught off guard by a natural disaster. The Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority wants to help put an end to that in Larimer County. Signing up for the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority 911 allows you to receive recorded messages and/or texts if there is an emergency in your area. 

The LETA system uses phone numbers in the 911 database to make notifications, but you can add other ways of beign contacted when you sign up. (Things like mobile phone numbers,  tet devices, email address, fax numbers or work telephone numbers.) You can also sign up to receive alerts for multiple areas. (Like adding notifications for your home address, your work address and your kid's school address.) You pick what areas you want notifications for and how you want to receive them.

Some of the events that trigger the alerts:

Missing endangered child (amber alert)

Missing endangered adult


Wild fire

Police activity that would require you to evacuate or to take shelter

Natural gas leaks

Severe threatening weather (rotation in clouds, large hail with cloud rotation, tornado warnings)

Seems like a pretty handy tool.

Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority is readily referred to as LETA. LETA was created through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) entered into by Larimer County; the towns of Berthoud, Estes Park, Timnath, Johnstown, Windsor, Colorado State University Police Department and Wellington; the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland;the Hospital Districts of Park, Poudre, and Thompson Valley; and ten Fire Protection districts located in Larimer County. Pursuant to the Intergovernmental Agreement, LETA is responsible for the administration of Enhanced 9-1-1 services throughout Larimer County.

Big thanks to the 'Robo Wizards' Lego-Robitics team who shared this information to try and help out others in Larimer County.