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Sandbag filling station open for families in waldo flood danger zone

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Jul 19 2013 11:33:11 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 19 2013 11:35:51 AM CDT

KRDO.com File

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

With heavy rain in the forecast, the city of Colorado Springs has opened a self-help sandbag filling station on Flying W. Ranch Road.

The station is for homeowners who could be impacted by flooding from the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar.

What you need to know:

Self-help sandbag filling station
Wilson United Methodist Church
6460 Flying W Ranch Road

  • Sand is available until it is gone on a first-come, first-served basis during daylight hours only.
  • Residents must bring their own shovels.


The city is also making sandbags available at four of its fire stations. Homeowners can pickup 100 sandbags per address per day.

  • Station 18: 6830 Hadler View near Flying W Road and Centennial Blvd.
  • Station 9: 622 Garden of the Gods Rd.
  • Station 12: 445 Rockrimmon Blvd.
  • Station 5: 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
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