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snow plow driver view of road
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:40pm
A drop in temperature this afternoon is expected to “flash freeze” streets. That slippery black ice won’t be visible to drivers and will make roads very slippery. SLOW DOWN and take your time getting home from work today. We could also see winds and higher gusts causing blowing and drifting snow.... Read more
Be Winter Ready
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:03am
Winter weather is upon us. Here are some important things to remember during winter weather.
include kids in the disaster planning process. Review your plan together.
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:00am
September is National Preparedness Month! This week we are talking about preparing kids and youth for disasters. Preparing your family for an emergency can be as simple as a conversation over dinner. 
take classes in life savings skills, such as CPR/AED and first aid to help others
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:31am
Is your neighborhood ready for a disaster? Here are some ideas for community readiness.
graphic summarizing the text information on this page
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:00am
September is National Preparedness Month! This week we are talking about wildfires, and how you can not only prepared, but also reduce your risk. The warm, dry climate in Colorado Springs means there is potential for wildfires year-round.
road closed sign
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 3:19pm
An intersection prone to dangerous flash flooding is safer now thanks to new safety gates. The intersection at Siferd and Date has been a concern for a long time.
two police officers talk to woman at front door of her home during evacuation drill
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:39pm
During an emergency, you might hear terms like pre-evacuation, voluntary evacuation, and mandatory evacuation. It's important for you to understand what these terms mean so you can take the appropriate action to keep you, your loved ones, and your pets safe. Also, make sure you've signed up for... Read more
graphic shows different kinds of emergencies. says "emergency alerts"
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:13pm
During an emergency, it’s important to have multiple ways to stay informed about what’s going on. One important way to stay informed is with emergency alerts through El Paso Teller 911. If you haven't already signed up, make sure you do today!
Don't Wait. Communicate. Fill out a family emergency communications plan.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:09pm
This week's theme for National Preparedness Month is "Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters." If a natural or manmade disaster happens near you, does everyone in your home know what to do, where to go, and who to call? Chances are, you won't all be together when disaster strikes so it's important to... Read more
piggy bank and financial preparedness planning documents
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 2:02pm
September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters like wildfires, flash flooding, and severe weather don't plan ahead, but you can. We'll be talking all month about different ways you can prepare your family, home, business, and community. This week we are talking about preparing financially for... Read more
Plan graphic
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:38pm
September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters like wildfires, flash flooding, and severe weather don't plan ahead, but you can.  We'll be talking all month about different ways you can prepare your family, home, business, and community. 
Picture of Flash Flood
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:18pm
Anywhere it rains, it can flood. Flash flooding is one of the disasters that can happen in Colorado Springs. It’s important to be prepared so that everyone in your family knows what to do and where to go.