AspenPointe Teaming With Manitou Middle School to Deliver Flood Preparedness Info

Posted 04/11/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – AspenPointe’s Colorado Spirit Waldo Support Team is partnering with Manitou Middle School today to distribute flood preparedness packets to neighborhoods in the city that are most at risk for potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. 
 
Packets will be delivered to homes in upper Pleasant Valley from Noon to 2:30 p.m. today, and are being distributed on behalf of the City of Colorado Springs.
 
The packets include a flood preparedness brochure and customizable refrigerator magnet. The effort is part of the city’s role in a collaborative public awareness campaign, “Emergency Preparedness Starts with You!” that kicked off Monday.
 
“There are certain areas of the city that we are very concerned about if we have a flooding event,” says Bret Waters, director of Emergency Management. “We want to provide those residents with the information they need to create a plan based on their individual situation. We do encourage people whether they received the packets or not, to find their residences on the flood map to determine their personal risk for flooding.”
 
For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire and to view the flood map, visit www.Springsgov.com/floodinfo.
 
The Manitou Springs Middle School students are delivering the preparedness packets as part of their “Day of Service” community service project.
 
Media are invited to cover the campaign and interview WST staff members. Distribution teams will be clearly identified by WST staff’s blue shirts with “AspenPointe” logos. Media may arrange to cover the door-to-door campaign through phone interviews or covering the distribution teams on location. Contact Gino Mattorano at 719-648-0459 to arrange an interview.
 
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