Jul 5, 2012 6:40 PM by Matt Stafford

Community meeting on flooding concerns after fire

Tuesday night a community meeting is being held to talk about potential flooding danger following the Waldo Canyon Fire. The meeting is at 7 pm at Centennial Hall (200 S. Cascade Ave.) in Colorado Springs.

County and city officials along with FEMA and the Regional Floodplain Administrator will be going through some problems that homeowners should watch for as water flow patterns change following damage from the fire and incoming rain.

Here are some suggestions the officials will be discussing:

-Flood insurance -- Many homeowners' policies don't cover it, so you need to talk about options for getting a separate plan. They have some options they'll be discussing at the meeting.

-Hiring a specialist to come and inspect risks at your home.

-Checking for clogging on inlets or your property or nearby public drains. If you see clogging on public drains call the City Street Division (719-385-5934) or the County Public Services Department (719-520-6891)

The parking garage at 255 Sahwatch St. (west and just behind Centennial Hall) will be open and free for people attending the meeting from 6:30 pm until 11:00 pm.


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