smashed window hail storm June 2018

Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 service is available to assist citizens who need help in the aftermath of the destructive hail storm earlier this week.

Residents facing immediate needs as a result of the storm are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for information and connection to various volunteer groups and organizations with resources and expertise including:

– temporary covering for badly damaged rooftops and broken glass

– roof tarping

– emergency debris removal and tree cutting

– immediate needs home repair

– initial damage assessment

Residents who call 2-1-1 will be asked to leave their contact information as well the nature of the assistance required.

Residents are reminded to check with Pikes Peak Regional Building to ensure that contractors offering to do work are properly licensed and that required permits from PPRBD have been issued.

El Paso County Community Services is also working with vendors to place dumpsters early next week in Fountain Creek Regional Park to assist with the removal of storm debris. The County will provide additional information on scheduling and restrictions as those details are finalized.

Most of the reported damage from the storm was in the southern portion of El Paso County extending from the southside of Colorado Springs through Security-Widefield, the Fountain Valley, Fountain and southeast toward the Hanover area.