UPDATE: At this afternoon's Waldo Canyon Fire media briefing, the city's chief of economic vitality Steve Cox told the group that he hopes to have more information in 24 hours on the number of properties impacted by the fire and what the process for informing people will be. He did state that part of the plan at this point is to meet individually with people who have suffered a loss.
ORIGINAL POST: 2012-06-27 17:00:46
The latest tally making the local-media rounds is that roughly 100 homes were lost last night and in the early part of this morning. God knows what's happened since, or what the real total is, but it has been, and is, a devastatingly sad turn of events.
It seems things have slowed down some, but that could change at any time. So if your home's in the affected area, or you just want to be listed in case things get out of hand, the city of Colorado Springs has set up a page where you can register your name, address and contact information, and "and you will be contacted as soon as information is available.
"Many affected areas are too dangerous for assessment teams to enter," the site reads, "but as they are able to do initial damage assessments of affected areas you will be contacted."
Do sign up. Do register your cell phone/any phone with the reverse-911 system so you can be notified if your area's being threatened. People out there are trying to tell you what they know — help them do it.