Homes, Businesses Now Deemed At Risk For Flash Floods

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Visit www.springsgov.com/floodinfo to determine your flood risk.

MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 

Residents - North and South Douglas Creeks

Tuesday, June 4

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Front Range Alliance Church

5210 Centennial Blvd.

Businesses - North and South Douglas Creeks

Thursday, June 6

1 - 3 p.m.

El Paso County Citizens Service Center, Room 1020

1675 West Garden of the Gods Rd.

Hundreds of families and business that weren't previously considered at risk for flash flooding, are now.

That's according to a new assessment released Tuesday.

For this new survey, experts took a look at debris and possible water flow. That now adds several hundred more homes and businesses to the zone they consider at risk for flash flooding.

The newly added areas are along North and South Douglas Creeks. If the Waldo Canyon burn scar were to see 1.75 inches of rain per hour, some areas (highlighted in green in the video above) could face 2 feet of flash flooding.

This means the threshold for flash flooding in these new areas has been lowered.

Now more than 600 homes and business have been notified - letting all of them know they are now in these flash flood areas.

Experts tell us this information is just preliminary. They're expecting a much more detailed report in July.

Meetings will be held next week for those affected by the new analysis.

For homeowners along North and South Douglas Creeks, the meeting is Tuesday, June 4 at the Front Range Alliance Church from 6- 8:30 p.m.

Business owners along the creeks will meet the following Thursday, June 6 at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

Both meetings are open to the public.


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