Utah Red Cross responds to Carbon County to assess damage, needs of residents after flooding

Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 18:19:39-04

CARBON COUNTY, Utah – Utah Red Cross volunteers have responded to Carbon County this week after flooding damaged several homes and displaced families.

Severe thunderstorms, which started early Thursday morning, caused flooding in Wellington near and around 100 East. Eight to 10 homes were damaged, according to a press release from Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. The video above, posted on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, shows drone footage of the impacted areas.

The damage has exceeded $76,000 and county officials have submitted a disaster declaration, the release states.

As clean up continues, the Red Cross has set up a service center where residents can meet with volunteers to assess their needs.

“Unfortunately this is a return engagement for the Red Cross reminiscent of the flooding in October 2014, but we were here before this disaster, were here during, and will be as long as it takes to get this community back on its feet,” said Judy Cox, Utah Red Cross volunteer.

In the fall 2014, at least 24 homes along the Price River were damaged due to flooding.

The service center will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Price Fire Station, 87 N. 200 East, today and Monday.