Thursday, April 11, 2013

UPDATE: New date for Ute Pass flood meeting

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

From a release:

Colorado Springs, CO, Thursday, April 11, 2013 — The Ute Pass Flood Awareness & Emergency Preparedness Town Hall has been rescheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 22 at Ute Pass Elementary School, 9230 Chipita Park Rd. ...

El Paso County will also host two flood preparedness town halls in Manitou Springs at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 24. The meetings will be held at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue.

——- ORIGINAL POST, TUESDAY, 10:04 A.M. ——-

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On my ride to work this morning — through the blizzard (insert sarcastic look here) — I began to think of my high school years in the Denver Public Schools system.

DPS never thought much of winter weather. Example: My high school stayed open during a nationally declared blizzard emergency. It was illegal to drive. My car was so buried I couldn't find it in the parking lot. My school was open.

Another time, in the dead of winter, our high school lost its heat and electricity. They told us to "wear a coat and bring a flashlight." Not kidding.

Anyway, the school administrators in Colorado Springs are not the same crazy bastards that dictated my school schedule. Most schools are closed today — just in case that blizzard shows up. County officials, who also err on the safe side, are also postponing the flood meeting scheduled for tonight at Ute Pass Elementary School. It will be rescheduled.

Postponed: Tonight’s Waldo Canyon Flood & Emergency Preparedness Town Hall
At Ute Pass Elementary School is Postponed



Colorado Springs, CO, Tuesday April 9, 2013 — Due to hazardous weather conditions tonight’s flood preparedness town hall meeting at Ute Pass Elementary School has been postponed. This meeting will be rescheduled. Subject matter experts will discuss the flash flood risk coming off the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar. Other topics include flood insurance, mitigation of high risk property, how you can prepare for a flash flood, fire and flood mitigation, a watershed update and information about the inundation study.

The City of Colorado Springs will host a meeting 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Glen Eyrie (3820 N. 30th St.) to discuss flash flood concerns for residents of the Pleasant Valley neighborhood.

El Paso County will host two flood preparedness town halls in Manitou Springs at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 24. The meetings will be held at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue.

As flood season begins; partnering agencies in the Pikes Peak region including El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs are uniting to launch an emergency preparedness campaign. “Captain” Dan Jackson of KLITE 106.3 hosted Kathy Russell, El Paso County, and Ken Hughlett, City of Colorado Springs, in a discussion on flash flood preparedness in our community. The ClearChannel Public Affairs show can be seen on the County’s YouTube Channel.

Emergency Preparedness Starts With You
Know Your Risks. Make Your Plan. Improve Your Outcome.

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