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City to host Flash Flood Preparedness Community Meeting March 12
Monday, February 24, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host a resident preparedness meeting on the post Waldo Canyon Fire flash flood risk Wednesday, March 12 for residents along North and South Douglas Creeks and the general public.

North and South Douglas Creek Flash Flood Preparedness Meeting

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sanctuary at Front Range Alliance Church

5210 Centennial Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

The meeting will provide education and updated information with regard to the increased flash flood risk following damage to vegetation in the Waldo Canyon burn scar, and the city’s planned response to a potential flash flood. The presentation will also highlight ongoing flood mitigation efforts along areas impacted by the burn scar. Speakers will address key issues relating to flash flood risk in neighborhoods along North and South Douglas Creeks.

Topics:

  • Analysis of flash flood effects from runoff from Waldo Canyon burn scar
  • Current and future mitigation efforts
  • Weather forecasting and potential flood impact areas
  • Mitigation efforts-what can you do?
  • Emergency Preparedness-Know Your Risk, Make Your Plan, Improve Your Outcome
  • Stay Informed-Notification methods for flash flood warnings
  • City Response to flash flooding events

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. Reasonable accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing through closed captioning or sign language interpreter will be provided upon request.  Please notify Vickie Rodriguez at oem@springsgov.com or 719-385-5957. Requests should be made by Weds, March 5 to assure accommodations can be provided.  Every effort will be made to fulfill requests made after  March 5, but cannot be guaranteed.