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City offers third sandbag distro day Saturday, May 18 for residents impacted by Waldo Canyon Fire
Monday, May 06, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo. –The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will offer another opportunity for homeowners that could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire to receive free filled sandbags, Saturday, May 18.

Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars.  Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road.

For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, visit  Residents are advised to consult a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor to manage flooding mitigation on their private property. Sandbags should not be placed in the public right-of-way.

Media opportunities will be available throughout the day. On site contact will be Ken Hughlett, 719-208-5930.