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More residents of the Mountain Shadows community are now allowed back into their homes. Colorado Springs Utilities, the Police Department and Office of Emergency Management have reopened streets including Ashton Park Place, Chambrey Court, Darien Way, and Rossmere Street between Ashton Park Place and Courtney Drive as of 5:00. A full list is available online at KRCC.org. Also, residents of areas still closed will have access with insurance adjusters tomorrow from 9 until 4. Check-in is at the Verizon Building.


Officials are reminding people that the area still has risk and some areas are still considered unsafe. There’s a meeting tomorrow night at 7 at Centennial Hall to address flash-flooding concerns. Current conditions mean hillsides once protected by plant life are now at risk for debris flow and flooding. Officials strongly encourage residents to look into flood insurance if they don’t have it already. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said yesterday there’s a 30-day waiting period from the time insurance is purchased to the time it takes effect.

“It’s very important for people consider that right now, because if something were to occur within the next 30 days, there would not be coverage. So the sooner folks access flood insurance, the sooner they can go through that 30 day period and the more confident they can be that if this event gets complicated by a flood, that they’ll have additional protection and assistance.”

Colorado Springs and El Paso County officials are reminding residents of the burn ban in effect across the area. No fireworks are allowed, and charcoal grills are also prohibited.

 

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