Community comes together to battle flooding in Salt Lake City’s Emigration Creek
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Flooding from Emigration Creek gave Utahns a view into what is possible when snowmelt is rapid, and flood mitigation areas get clogged.
While the situation was serious and a voluntary evacuation was issued to affected residents, the coming together of a community was also very visible and something that should not be forgotten as the flooding events are not likely to be over.
At 1:30 meet near 17th and 17th by police barricade. Bring shovels, gloves and sturdy boots. Dress appropriately. Be sure to check in with volunteer coordinator wearing yellow reflective vest. Do not park in the Presbyterian Church parking lot. pic.twitter.com/gHQYOOdO4g
— @bereadyslc (@bereadyslc) April 13, 2023
Thousands of sand bags. Hundreds of volunteers. #SLC is in good form. 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/Tj40XrkFZs
— Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) April 15, 2023
Thank you to our City crews, who have worked tirelessly to prevent flooding due to spring runoff in our creeks and waterways! https://t.co/5Tcs24JLKe
— Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) April 19, 2023
Today was a Herculean effort for our city team, our county partners and ALL the incredible volunteers who helped get flooding under control. Salt Lakers have so much heart and one of the things we do best is take care of one another. We could not have done it without you. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UlRKpvCF9x
— Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) April 13, 2023
Due to the overwhelming amount of people within the community who came out to fill sandbags today at Sugarhouse Park and Rosewood Park, we will not be holding sandbagging events tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and efforts! pic.twitter.com/NH0VcN6aIK
— @bereadyslc (@bereadyslc) April 16, 2023
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