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Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis Maps Available Online Starting Today at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis Maps for Fountain, Ute and Camp creeks will be available online for the public at  today at 3 p.m. Attached are the final maps for media use.

The final results show expected inundation areas for one hour rainfall amounts of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 inches of rain. Depths are not included in this study. These areas were determined assuming debris in flood waters cause blockage at street crossings. This information is not intended for flood insurance purposes or to replace established FEMA floodplains. Individual property owners are solely responsible for determining their risk level and taking appropriate actions to ensure their own safety and protect property.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Division, City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, and the City of Manitou Springs will share the Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar at a preparedness meeting TONIGHT for residents and businesses along the waterways of Fountain Creek. Meeting is open to the public.

- Fountain Creek Area Preparedness Meeting

- Wednesday, July 24

- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

- Al Kaly Shrine, 6 South 33rd Street (33rd and Pikes Peak Ave.)