Shelters Available in City, County & Surrounding Areas Shelters Available in City, County & Surrounding Areas
Red Cross and Local Organizations Set up Emergency Warming Shelters
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There are now nine emergency warming shelters open across the City and County and local surrounding areas. The City and County thank the Red Cross and other organizations for activating or opening space to keep our residents safe.
Warming Shelters are as follow:
- Woodmen Valley Chapel (290 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs)
- Woodmen Valley Heights Campus (8292 Woodmen Valley Vw)
- Peyton High School (13665 Bradshaw Road)
- Falcon Patriot Learning Center (11990 Swingline Road)
- Peyton VFD (13665 Railroad)
- Calhan St Paul’s (1450 5th)
- Monument St. Peter’s (55 Jefferson)
- New Covenant Church (77 Perry Park Ave., Larkspur)
- Douglas County Fairgrounds (500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock)
Please note, the parking lot at New Life Church (Interquest Pkwy and I-25) is open to stranded high-profile vehicles.
The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency ManagementThe City and County are consolidating their Offices of Emergency Management in an effort to optimize staff resources, establish a single point of contact during major incidences and enhance communication both during and after an event. The new office, the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPR-OEM) will support operations during a disaster or emergency in El Paso County and Colorado Springs.Because disaster knows no jurisdictional boundaries, we can most efficiently prepare for an emergency and respond to one by coordinating our efforts on a regional basis. The establishment of the PPR-OEM will allow the county and the city to more effectively coordinate and assist first responders in an emergency as well as preparing the government and the community for a disaster. would like to remind everyone of the below safety messages:
- Snow accumulations may not be significant, but very heavy wet snow and damaging winds along the Interstate 25 corridor and to the east will make travel difficult.
- Avoid travel if possible, if you must travel be sure to carry winter weather supplies and dress appropriately.
- Check road conditions at cotrip.org and allow plenty of stopping distance between drivers and give snow plows plenty of room.
- High winds may cause downed trees and impact power. Report downed trees in the public rights of way in Colorado Springs to 719-385-ROAD.
For more visit the Colorado Springs Winter Weather Hub: www.ColoradoSprings.gov/winterweather
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