Wednesday, July 10, 2013

City to host stormwater meeting for Fountain Creek neighbors

Posted By on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:50 AM

The flood in Williams was destructive.

If you live along Fountain Creek, you're probably worried about flash flooding.

And you should be.

The mud, water and debris that came roaring out of Williams Canyon on July 1 and claimed three homes, could have just as well come racing down Fountain Creek. And, in that scenario, who knows how many structures it would have claimed.

Where and when a flash flood happens is a matter of chance — it all depends on which area a storm decides to dump on, how much it rains, and how quickly the rain comes. Thus, the city of Colorado Springs is offering a meeting to help Fountain Creek residents prepare for the worst. Read on to learn more:

Neighborhoods along Fountain Creek Waterway Encouraged to
Attend Flash Flooding Preparedness Meeting July 24


Colorado Springs, Colo. — In an effort to increase public awareness of areas at-risk for flash flooding, the City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and El Paso County Emergency Services Division will host a preparedness meeting Wednesday, July 24 for residents and businesses along the waterways of Fountain Creek. The meeting is open to the public.

This meeting will address potential impact on Fountain Creek identified in the Preliminary Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar. Online maps to determine flood risk are available at www.springsgov.com/floodinfo.

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)

The meeting location is wheelchair and bus accessible. Residents who require public transportation are encouraged to use Mountain Metropolitan Transit route 3, stop 2.

American Sign Language Interpreters and/or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services are available for the meeting upon request. Contact Vickie Rodriguez at oem@springsgov.com or 719-385-5957 no later than 5 p.m. Friday, July 19.

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