Colorado Springs to host meetings about disaster preparedness

April 4, 2018 by  

In recent years, Colorado Springs residents have faced both flash floods and wildfires. In order to help citizens understand these natural phenomena and prepare for them, representatives of the city are planning to host two community meetings soon.

The planned meetings will cover several subjects including the weather forecast for the year, fire recovery in Waldo Canyon, flood mitigation efforts, and mitigation efforts after the wildfires. The experts will also discuss evacuation planning.

The Waldo Canyon Fire started June 23, 2012, and was not completely contained until July 10, 2012. The blaze burned over 18,000 acres, and destroyed 346 buildings.

People who want more information are encouraged to download Colorado Springs’ Emergency Preparedness and Safety Guide. The site also provides information about flash floods. Information about wildlife mitigation comes under the Fire Department.

The first meeting will take place from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm next Thursday, April 11, at Howbert Elementary School on North 31st Street. The second will be held from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm on May 8 at the Broadmoor Elementary School on Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Classes, which are free, are open to the public. Several organizations will have displays and booths to provide further information to residents.

Events like this provide so much information officials might like to work with a flyer printing company on a handout that summarizes the subjects covered.