Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sand bags to the rescue

Posted By on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM

sand bags Waldo Canyon Fire
  • Phil Roeder

Today's drippy skies serve as a reminder that people who live in a potential flood zone can pick up some sand bags today, compliments of the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management.

They're available today starting at 5 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless building, 2424 Garden of the Gods Road, the city says in a news release. Volunteers will be on hand to fill bags and help load them.

If you think a flood is unlikely, check out J. Adrian Stanley's report that documents why it's a good bet that we will see flooding this summer and beyond.

For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, visit www.Springsgov.com/floodinfo. Residents are encouraged to get advice from a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor to manage flood mitigation on their property. Also, sandbags shouldn't be placed in public right-of-way.

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