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News: Colorado Springs Red Zone | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

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.

Colorado Springs Red Zone

The highlighted area below shows the zones that the city of Colorado Springs has designated as Wildland Urban Interface.

Map disclaimer:
This map is for informational purposes only, covering just the wild land urban interface in Colorado Springs. People who live in, or near the interface 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.