Preparedness Month 2018 1000

Be Prepared for Emergencies

VIDEO: The Board of El Paso County Commissioners recognized the ongoing need for all residents to be prepared in case of wildfire, flood, blizzard or other emergency. At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Board proclaimed September 2018 as National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the Proclamation into the record on Thursday, stating,…

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National Preparedness Month

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management recognizes September as National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the National Ready Campaign, Preparedness Month focuses on developing and practicing an emergency preparedness plan with family, neighbors and community. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will proclaim September…

Old Pueblo Road washout July 24

Severe Storm Clean Up and Road Repairs

El Paso County Public Works crews are completing damage assessment and beginning repairs in the aftermath of the severe thunderstorm that swept through the area Monday afternoon and continued, particularly in the southern part of the County, into the early morning hours Tuesday. Old Pueblo Road washout Storm damage led to injuries to three people…

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July 23 Storm: 7:20 p.m. Update

Damage and debris removal begins in areas hit hardest by storms. El Paso County Office of Emergency Management situation update 7:20 p.m. Highway 24 still closed both directions between Cascade and Cliff Dwellings exit due to water and debris on the roadway Heavy damage reported to gravel roads throughout the Ute Pass Area – El…