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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center in Manitou Springs

Little girl holding Red Cross blanket in a Red Cross shelter

Manitou Springs, CO – 1:55 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 – The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Historic Congregational Church in Manitou Springs. The Church is located at 103 Pawnee Ave. in Manitou Springs, Colo.


The evacuation center is in response to the threat of flash flooding due to heavy rain on the Waldo Canyon burn scar and due to the closure of U.S. 24 near Cave of the Winds.


Safety tips for preparing for and responding to Flash Floods are available at For quick access to safety information about flooding download the Red Cross Emergency app at or your preferred app vendor.  It is available for iPhone and Android formats.