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Community flash flood meeting tonight

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After major flooding like we saw last summer, Emergency Managers say it could happen again. Tonight, there's a community meeting where you can learn more about how to prepare.

5 years after the Waldo Canyon Fire flash flood, the risk of flash flooding is still high in certain areas of Western Colorado. 

Tonight's community meeting will speak specifically to folks living along Camp Creek as well as North and South Douglas Creeks, but is open to the general public.  

The meeting will let folks know how the City is combating the threat, what protocol is in place in case another flash flood were to occur and most importantly how you can be prepared. 

"The burn scar has not recovered," Richard Mulledy Water Resources Engineering Manager for the City of Colorado Springs. "It will take many years, so five years later you think to yourself its been a long time there's really no risk of flooding, that's not true. It won't be true for many years."

The meeting will also discuss recovery and mitigation on the Waldo Canyon burn scar and take a look at potential flood impact areas.

The meeting is going to take place this evening at Chipeta Elementary School at 6:30 PM. 

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