Neighborhood Update

Neighborhood Update

Hello North Turkey Creek Community neighbors,

I’m passing on a few preparedness tips that have been forwarded to me. As the weather gets warmer, we will tackle more outside items. Please be sure to see our Firewise web page for many tips on how you can be ready.

Despite our current weather, the upcoming wildfire season is predicted to be quite dangerous. Some of the immediate things YOU can do NOW:

  • Rake your yard of pine needles/pine cones and bag them. Check with your garbage company to see if they will take them. (Mountain View Waste will take 4 bags per week in addition to your regular can pick-up.)
  • Place screening over any vents to prevent cinders from getting in the house.
  • Move firewood piles at least 30 feet from your home.
  • Be sure you have a spark arrestor on your chimney and a fire screen for your fireplace.
  • Your address numbers should be prominently placed so the firetrucks can see them from the road whether it’s day or night.
  • If you have pets, special needs or handicapped people in your home, get window stickers to let the fire department know when they arrive.

Information about upcoming FEMA-sponsored Zoom webinars:

In 2020, Colorado experienced an unprecedented wildfire season. The East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Wildfires scorched over 400,000 acres and destroyed 1,041 structures, including nearly 600 residences. Consequently, flood risk after a wildfire increases dramatically – and where it rains, it can flood. While Colorado is still recovering from these historic events, it’s important to understand the increased risk and prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. 

Join experts for a series of upcoming webinars. Speakers will answer questions and provide informative resources you can use today.

Speakers include:
Doug Mahan, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)
Tracie Harrison, FEMA Region 8
Peter Reinhardt, FEMA Region 8

Want to join us? Please enter your information at: https://ogilvy.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WIlCXvWnRlq7LGt4lmLO3Q

Once registered, an email will be sent with Zoom log in information. We look forward to you joining us!

Flood After Fire Evening Session: (5:30 – 6:30 p.m. MT, Tuesday, April 20)

Wildfire Preparation & Recovery Evening Session: (5:30 – 6:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, April 21)

These presentations will be available in closed caption and ASL format. If you require an alternative format of available information, please submit your request to: Region8AccommodationRequest@fema.dhs.gov.

If you need assistance to access a program or service funded by FEMA, please contact FEMA at (833) 285-7448 [ Press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, 3 for the Language Line] or FEMA-CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov.

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