County officials discuss flood hotline, available services, Code Red registration
With widespread flooding affecting Carbon County in areas such as Helper, Spring Glen, Carbonville and Westwood, the sheriff's department has issued a release providing a phone number for the area's flood hotline and a destination where sandbags can be retrieved by local citizens.
The county asked citizens who have sustained damage to contact them through the flood hotline at 435-472-HELP (4357). A Tuesday press release also encouraged residents to take advantage of the 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," said the release.
Clean up began Monday night with Carbon County Road Department crews working the heavily impacted areas first. According to the release, the clean up will continue through Tuesday evening. The county will continue to assess the damage and prepare for any future flooding.
Weather updates for Carbon County will be posted on the Carbon County Facebook and Twitter pages.
Carbon County officials are using the flood to encourage residents to register and\or update their Code Red accounts. Code Red is a service utilized to notify the local community of any emergency situations. Please visit the county's website at http://em.carbon.utah.gov and click on the Code Red link.