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Resident Preparedness Meeting: Post Fire Flood Risk

The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host a resident preparedness meeting on the post Waldo Canyon Fire flood risk Thursday, August 23.

Thursday August 23, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Stone Chapel at Woodmen Valley Chapel
290 E. Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

The meeting will provide education and updated information with regards to the Waldo Canyon Fire and current flood related issues. Speakers will spend the first part of the evening addressing key issues.

  • Brian Bledsoe, KKTV 11 Meteorologist
    Weather education: what you need to know and how to stay informed
  • Jennifer Stark, National Weather Service
  • Greg Langer, NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • US Forest Service, BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response)
  • FEMA
    National Flood Insurance Program: what is available and what you need to know
  • Ken Hughlett, Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management
    Sandbagging, weather radios, interactive online flooding map update

Following the presentations, representatives from the following agencies will be in attendance to offer one-on-one interaction and answer residents' questions:

  • Colorado Springs Fire Department
  • Colorado Springs Police Department
  • El Paso County Office of Emergency Management
  • Colorado Springs Storm water
  • E911 – Emergency Notification System
  • Small Business Administration

Colorado Springs Together is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens and business professionals in the community facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26th by the fire. The donations received will go towards the activities required to help restore the lives and the neighborhoods affected by the fire at the same time maintaining a strong sense of community during the rebuilding process.

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