Stay away from creeks and moving bodies of water.
Please remember to tune into local media or follow the US National Weather Service Pueblo Colorado for more updates on weather conditions!
Anywhere it rains, it can flood. Learn your risk level for floods by entering your address at https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search
Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. Sign-up for Peak Alerts at PeakAlerts.Org so you can be notified of of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property and are deemed dangerous by public safety officials.
Flood Warning means “Take Action!” because flooding is either happening or will happen shortly. A Watch means “Be Aware” because conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
If you approach a flooded road, path, or walkway follow this rule: Turn Around, Don’t Drown®
Know several routes out of your neighborhood, including routes that do not cross a waterway, in case you’re directed to leave by local authorities due to a flood.
El Paso County Citizen Connect is a resource for residents to engage with elected officials, report problems, and create service requests with a click of a mouse or touch of a button. Residents concerned about drainage maintenance, pothole, and washout can submit service requests through Citizen Connect.
To submit a request:
To submit a request using the EPC Citizen Connect app, download the app which is available for Android and iPhone users.
You can also call the Department of Public Works Customer Service at 719-520-6460.
View the how-to video below for more information and instructions.
The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs, is collecting information about specific damages from recent flooding and hailstorms.
The purpose is to assess the financial impact to the community and evaluate potential sources of assistance. There is no guarantee of reimbursement, loans, or any other aid.
County or City residents should fill out the online questionnaire if damage occurred from June 8- 23, 2023, and resulted in one or more of the following:
In the description of damage, please be sure to specify the location and type of damage, such as impact to basements or access to homes. Anyone experiencing damage that falls outside the above conditions are encouraged to talk with their private insurance providers.
Information will be retained for future follow-up, as details of potential funding assistance are confirmed. You will be contacted at the email address provided with additional information.
View the video below to learn more about the Department of Public Works and Road Closures from Kevin Mastin, Executive Director of Public Works.
To report a damaged road, park, or an interruption to any El Paso County property or service, please use Citizen Connect as outlined above.
Hail is a significant risk anywhere in Southern Colorado during Spring, Summer, and Fall. Late spring (May and June) are particularly prone to large hail and more frequent hail storms. Our hope is that you would find resources to help you recover from the recent hail storm, and also to prepare for future potential hail threats.
To best prepare for hail storms and mitigate damage, take the below precautions to protect people, homes, and vehicles safe during a storm.
You can watch hail radar and track the effect of recent hailstorms by visiting https://www.interactivehailmaps.com/local-hail-map/colorado-springs-co/. Sign-up for Peak Alerts at PeakAlerts.Org so you can be notified of of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property and are deemed dangerous by public safety officials.