The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management will host two meetings in Colorado Springs to increase awareness for wildfire, flash flooding, subsidence and emergency preparedness this spring. Colorado Springs residents are encouraged to attend one of the following two community meetings:
The next one is 6– 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Gold Camp Elementary School (1805 Preserve Drive).
Officials from the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, and Water Resources Engineering Division will lead these discussions.
Specific topics include:
- Spring-Summer 2019 Forecast
- Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar Recovery
- Flood Mitigation Along Waldo Burn Scar
- Reducing the Wildfire Risk
- Evacuation Planning
- Subsidence (ground settling)
Several organizations will host booths and displays to provide information on a variety of topics related to emergency preparedness and natural hazards.
In addition to attending the community meeting, residents are encouraged to download the City’s Emergency Preparedness and Safety Guide for information on how to prepare for wildfire, flash flooding and all types of emergencies.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act this meeting will be held in a wheelchair accessible location. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid to participate in this meeting should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Please notify Tobi Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-385-5957.