*UPDATE* Flooding Plagues the Castle Country *Photo Gallery*

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Carbon County Sheriff’s office Press Release at 4 p.m. Tuesday

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, it is estimated there are over 70 homes in Carbon County have been affected by the severe thunderstorms that occurred Monday night. Cleanup efforts have continued throughout the day by local businesses volunteering their services, volunteer forces, private parties and community members, along with local government agencies. The estimated costs of damages are approaching $2 million and further assessments will continue.

Citizens are being encouraged to contact us at 435-472-HELP (4357) with any damages that have been sustained.

Preparation efforts to minimize continued flooding and public safety are being implemented. Weather updates for Carbon County will be updated and posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages as they are made available. According to the National Weather Service of Salt Lake City, there is a thunderstorm warning in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening with the possibility of continued flash flooding in the Helper and Spring Glen area. Potential for flooding will exist for the same drainage areas that were affected Monday.

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Storms from Monday evening and Tuesday morning caused flooding throughout the Castle Country area.

Crews started work on Monday night to clean debris that gathered throughout the evening, mainly during storms around 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tree cluttered roads in Spring Glen while water and mud flooded parts of Helper Main Street, causing it to close while crews cleaned the road.

SR 31 in Huntington Canyon was also closed on Monday evening due to flooding and storms continue to pass through the area.

Many homes and structures suffered from the floods, including downed fences and flooded basements. No injuries have been reported at this time.

According to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, more rain is expected throughout the county this afternoon.

Potential will exist for the same drainage that flooded yesterday will see heavy rains again this afternoon,” the sheriff’s office Facebook page stated.

Do you have photos or information from the recent flood? Send your submissions to etv10news@gmail.com or post them on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Etv-Ten/526054250827711

Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

Carbon County has experienced wide spread flooding from the severe thunderstorm last night  Flooding occurred in Helper, Spring Glen, Carbonville and the Westwood area. Clean up began last night with Carbon County Road Department crews and the clean up will continue throughout the today.

We have established a flood hotline for the Carbon County area. We encourage citizens who have sustained damage to contact us at 435-472-HELP (4357).

We will continue to assess the damage and prepare for any future flooding. Weather updates for Carbon County will be updated and posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

There are 250 to 300 sand bags prepared at the Carbon County Road Department located at 2660 E. Airport. If you are in need of sand bags, please provide your own means of transporting them.

We encourage residents to register and\or update their Code Red accounts. Code Red is a service utilized to notify our community of any emergency situations. Please visit our website at https://em.carbon.utah.gov and click on the Code Red link.

 

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