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Carbon County officials declare state of emergency after severe flooding

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Posted at 11:56 AM, Sep 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-28 23:23:57-04

CARBON COUNTY, Utah -- A county in central Utah has declared a state of emergency due to damage done during wide-spread flooding Saturday.

Officials with Carbon County and Wellington City will work with the State of Utah Division of Emergency Management on this declaration, according to a release from Carbon County Sheriff’s Office.

Severe thunderstorms hit the county Saturday afternoon causing several areas in the county to flood.

Within Piling’s Trailer Court, 750 N. 899 West, in Price, officials say at least 24 homes were severely damaged and dozens were affected by the rain.

A shelter has been set up at the Carbon County Event Center, 450 S. Fairgrounds Way, in Price, for anyone displaced by flooding. Residents are encouraged to go there for food, clothing, medication or temporary housing needs.

Sandbags are available at the Carbon County Road Department, located at 2660 E. Airport Road, in Price, and the Helper Fire Department, 97 S. Main Street, in Helper.

Officials encourage residents to register or update their Code Red accounts.

Code Red is a service utilized to notify the community of any emergency situation. Visit http://em.carbon.utah.gov for more information on the program.

Residents can also get updated information from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and Twitter account.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carboncountysheriff

https://www.facebook.com/carboncounty.utah

Twitter: @Carbon_Co_Utah