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May 28, 2013 3:37 PM by Eric Ross

Springs-area schools preparing for flash flooding

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs-area schools are reviewing emergency plans and stockpiling water and snacks in case of flash floods in canyons ravaged by last year's Waldo Canyon wildfire.

Schools in Manitou School District 14 have also lined up emergency transportation in case buses are stranded and added landscaping to capture sediment and flood debris.

Some staffers also monitor weather radios for word of possible flooding.

Colorado Springs School District 11 officials say they've worked with city officials to identify schools most vulnerable to flooding.

Most students are home for summer break but some are attending summer classes.

The Waldo Canyon fire killed two people, burned 346 homes and scorched 28 square miles.

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