Cleanup Efforts Continue, Volunteers Needed Following Widespread Flooding


Widespread flooding caused by storms Monday night and Tuesday morning have residents scrambling to save personal property. Cleanup efforts continue in the areas hit hardest, which include Helper, Spring Glen and Gordon Creek.

The American Red Cross has a command center located on Helper Main Street  and at the Spring Glen Park to assist with cleanup efforts and to provide food and drink to victims and volunteers.

It will take sometime to clean up the destruction caused by the flooding. Volunteers are still needed and encouraged to check in with the Red Cross prior to working. According to Red Cross workers, it is extremely important that all volunteer hours be tracked. These hours will be reported to FEMA and possible aide will be based upon these numbers.

Those who have suffered property damage due to the widespread flooding should also report damages by calling (435) 472-HELP (4357) or by visiting and clicking the “flood damage” link.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents affected by flooding to keep good record of any money spent to clean up or repair damages. There is a possibility that some of this money may be written off on taxes.

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