National Weather Service: Flash Flood Potential
The National Weather Service has indicated Flash Flood potential for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar in the next 48 hours. Please be aware of the following:
DURING A FLOOD EVENT
- Move to higher ground and avoid areas subject to flooding.
- Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams, drive through flooded roadways or allow children to play in drainage areas (just 6 inches of moving water can knock an adult off their feet).
- If water rises in your home before you can evacuate, move to the top floor, attic or roof.
- Stay aware of local flash flood warnings through local radio, TV and on www.weather.gov/Pueblo. Have a battery-operated radio available.
- If you come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water.
- If you see clogged inlets or other public drainage infrastructure problems, report it immediately to:
City Streets Division (719) 385-5934
El Paso County Public Service Dept. (719) 520-6891
- Reserve the use of 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergent needs requiring public safety response, call 444-7000 within City limits or 390-5555 in El Paso County. For information related questions, call Pikes Peak United Way Information & Referral at 955-0742.
Note to the Community: We have approximately 2000 Mountain Shadows contacts with whom we communicate regularly via these informational emails. Nonetheless, we occasionally run across someone who is unaware of our ongoing communications efforts. If you know anyone who is not receiving these emails, please let them know that the best way to be kept up-to-date with the restoration plans is to sign up for our emails on the bottom of our home page at www.ColoradoSpringsTogether.org. Thank you for supporting your neighbors in this way.
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.