Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Two days of rain send flood waters into Coalville homes

First Published Feb 09 2014 02:48 pm • Last Updated Feb 10 2014 07:34 am

Flood waters have damaged about a dozen homes in a Summit County town.

Four homes along 150 South in Coalville were flooded Sunday, two of them extensively, said Tyler Rowser, spokesman for North Summit Fire District.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

One of the significantly damaged homes was flooded with a couple feet of water, and the other had 6 inches of water, added Coalville Mayor Trever Johnson.

"It’s been raining the past two days … and the rain came right off the mountain and into town," Rowser said. By Sunday afternoon, the waters proved too much for the open culverts that act as the drainage system in that area.

By 2 p.m., the rain had stopped and the waters were beginning to recede, Rowser said. Volunteers, many of whom the city pulled out of church, were helping sandbag homes and pump water out of others, Rowser added.

"We’ve had a tremendous response. I’ve been very humbled," Johnson said. He made four phone calls when the flooding started, and within 45 minutes, 100 people were helping fill sandbags, he said. "I could not have been more proud."

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said rain and snow were likely to continue falling over Coalville through Monday morning.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

Twitter: @mikeypanda




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.