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Colorado Springs to host community meetings on wildfire, flash flooding risk

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 11:07:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – City leaders are hosting two community meetings focusing on wildfire and flash flooding dangers.

The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management is hosting the meetings to focus on emergency preparedness ahead of the summer wildfire and storm season.

The first meeting is happening on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holmes Middle School located at 24554 Mesa Road Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

The second meeting will cover the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar recovery effort, flood mitigation efforts along the burn scar, reducing wildfire risk, evacuation planning and the forecast for the 2019 season. That meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gold Camp Elementary School at 1805 Preserve Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

The events will feature booths from several organizations about emergency preparedness topics.

“These meetings offer a great opportunity to learn more about natural hazards in our area and to receive information and resources to help prepare their family and property in the event they may need to leave their home in an emergency,” said Jim Reid, Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management director.

Can’t attend the meeting? The city encourages residents to download the city’s Emergency Preparedness and Safety Guide for more information.

The meeting will be held in a wheelchair accessible location. Anyone who needs an auxiliary aid at the event should request one no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Please notify Tobi Blanchard at or 719-385-5957.