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Jul 16, 2012 3:18 PM by Greg Boyce

City recommends "Up not Out" in flood prone areas

The City of Colorado Springs warns of an increased risk of flash flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire.  The fire has significantly changed the landscape, presenting a higher risk of debris flow and flooding.

If you see water rising, the city recommends "Up not Out."

Move up to higher ground immediately. Do not try to drive out. Move to the top floor or roof.

Do not attempt to walk through flowing water, or drive through flooded roadways.

Do not allow children to play in drainage areas. Flash flooding can occur even if it is not raining where you are, and just 6 inches of moving water can knock an adult off their feet.

More information on flooding can be found online at the Colorado Springs website.





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