*UPDATE* Volunteers Needed in Wellington After Flood Forces Some to Evacuate

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Volunteers are being requested to respond to Wellington to assist in the cleanup for victims from Saturday’s flood that forced some residents to evacuate.

According to Wellington City Mayor Joan Powell, several residents were evacuated at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Saturday. “When I went to bed it appeared as if Wellington was not in danger of flooding,” Powell explained. “At about 10:40 p.m., I received the call that several homes along 100 East were being evacuated because the river had rose quickly.”

On Sunday morning, volunteers gathered at 100 East to assist in relief efforts. Worship services for the Wellington stake have been cancelled. Volunteers will work throughout the day to assist those in need.

According to Wellington City police,  hundreds of volunteers have already gathered to assist.

Volunteers throughout Sunday will be appreciated. If possible, please bring gloves, a shovel and a wheelbarrow.

The Wellington Fire Department asks that volunteers either park on the North or South side of 100 East and walk to the affected areas to help where needed.

 

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