Representatives from the police, fire and the city of Manitou Springs were on hand at a community meeting Saturday to discuss what the city is doing to try to prevent more flash flooding this summer.
They revealed plans for a $5.4 million project to restore Williams Canyon as well as other restoration efforts that are expected to take place over the next few years.
The main focus of the meeting was to make sure homeowners are also doing their part to prepare for the possibility of flash flooding.
"Make a plan, just like if your smoke detector goes off in the middle of the night, you know what to do. If that extra weather service warning comes through or you hear rumbling coming down the canyon, know what to do," Police Chief Joel Ribeiro said.
Another meeting is scheduled to take place April 24 for people who weren't able to make the first one. It will be at city hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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