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Danger at our Doorstep


Disasters are a very real part of life in Colorado. Things here burn. And flood. And they slide down mountainsides. And once in a while, things shake. We even get the occasional twister. This special section shows how locals can prepare for disasters that can strike in the Pikes Peak region.

El Paso County Flood Zone

The highlighted area below is the general area that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated as areas in El Paso County where flood insurance is required. For more detailed and exact maps, residents can search for their address on the FEMA site to see required insurance areas. Also, for detailed maps to see how flooding has impacted areas after the Waldo Canyon Fire, residents can search for their addresses on an interactive map created by the City of Colorado Springs.

Map disclaimer
This map is for informational purposes only and covers areas deemed to be enough risk that flood insurance is required. There is no guarantee that these areas will flood or that nearby areas will not flood. People who live in or near these areas are encouraged to seek out additional resources about how to protect themselves and their homes in case of an emergency.

Additional Resources:
El Paso County Emergency Preparedness
This site includes links to maps that pose additional flood risk after fires and also has a lot of advice about how to prepare yourself, and your home, from flood and fire danger.
Colorado Springs After the Fire – flooding risk information
This page includes advice about how to protect yourself and your home from fires and includes an interactive map where people can search for their home to see their potential flood risk.