Monday, March 30, 2015

City meeting on floods to be held this Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:23 AM

Flooding since the Waldo Canyon Fire has hit Manitou Springs hard. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Flooding since the Waldo Canyon Fire has hit Manitou Springs hard.

Since the Waldo Canyon Fire devastated the hillsides adjacent to Colorado Springs and greatly increased the chances of flash flooding, the city has been striving to keep the public informed of the dangers.

Thus, it is hosting a series of community meetings as we head into the spring/summer flood season. The meetings are hosted in neighborhoods that are threatened by major watersheds. On Wednesday, the meeting will be held near the Camp Creek watershed, one of the largest to be affected by the fire. Residents in nearby neighborhoods like Pleasant Valley are welcome to attend, but so is anyone else with flood concerns who wants to learn more.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host a resident preparedness meeting on the recovery of the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar, and preparedness for natural disaster on Wednesday, April 1 for residents along the Camp Creek area and for the general public.

Camp Creek Flash Flood Preparedness Meeting

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Glen Eyrie Castle

3820 N. 30th Street


Speakers will address key issues relating to flash flood risk in neighborhoods along Camp Creek.

Topics:

· Analysis of recovery and mitigation efforts on the Waldo Canyon Burn scar

· Weather forecasting and potential flood impact areas

· Mitigation efforts-what can you do?

· Stay Informed-Notification methods for flash flood warnings

· City Disaster Preparedness including planning and responses

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 O’Brien at oem@springsgov.com or 719-385-5957. The deadline to make the request was Friday, March 27. However, every effort will be made to fulfill requests made after March 27, but they cannot be guaranteed.

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