Members of the community continue to cleanup the aftermath of storms that occurred Monday night.
Flooding occurred in Helper, Spring Glen, Carbonville and the Westwood area. Crews started cleaning throughout the county on Monday evening. Carbon County Road Department crews and others continued cleanup efforts throughout Tuesday and is expected to resume on Wednesday in Helper and Spring Glen with the help of Carbon High Cheerleaders and other members of the community.
The community rallied on Tuesday evening to prepare for future flood dangers. Homeowners near 620 North, 630 North and 550 North, located in the Pinnacle Subdivision in Gordon Creek, asked for help from volunteers to fill and place sand bags as well as assist with cleaning. A nearby creek overflowed into backyards and homes in this area. Property owners feared that flash flooding would occur again that evening. Countless citizens gathered to assist friends, family and strangers protect their homes.
According to a Carbon County Sheriff’s Office press release on Tuesday evening, it is estimated there are over 70 homes in Carbon County have been affected by the thunderstorms. The estimated cost of damages is approaching $2 million and further assessments will continue.