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Posted on: August 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Moab and Grand County News Release: Flood Cleanup Update for Residents

The City of Moab and Grand County staff and emergency services personnel continue to assess the damage from Aug. 20 while also cleaning up debris and mud from streets and roads throughout the city and county. For everyone’s safety, please avoid any areas where crews are working. All trails, entrances and bridges along the Mill Creek Parkway are closed until further notice and should be avoided due to hazards and dangerous debris. 

In the City of Moab, several areas are still without water due to water line breaks in areas heavily impacted by the flooding. Service is expected to be restored in most areas sometime this evening. The Secret Cove neighborhood off 400 East may not have water restored tonight but crews continue working to repair the line in that area. 

Individuals who are still without water due to the flood may access free showers at the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center, 374 N. Park Ave. 

The City has stationed a water truck at the Grand County High School to provide water free of charge to those who still have no water service. Bring your own bottles or containers.

For those who have septic sewer systems, please contact the Southeast Utah Health Department at 435-259-5602 if your septic system has been affected by the flood. The Health Department also urges anyone with flooding in their home or business to quickly dry out wet materials as quickly as possible to prevent mold. Anyone with concerns about mold should contact Environmental Health Director Orion Rogers the health department.

The City and County are also taking the following actions in response to this 100-year flood event.

  • The City and County have issued emergency declarations, which may make funds and resources available to the community. If you have interior damage to your home or business, please reach out to the Moab City Building Office if you are a City resident, or the Grand County Building Department if you are a County resident. For insurance purposes, be sure to take photographs to document any damage to your home or business. We are compiling a list of properties impacted by the flood. Please submit your information and details about flood damage to flood@moabcity.org

 

  • The City and County will continue to provide updates on the cleanup effort and additional information to the community on how to access additional federal or state resources should they become available.
  • Tree limbs and large debris at businesses and homes may be placed on the curb and City or County crews will remove them throughout the next week. Please do not place debris or limbs in the street as this could result in clogging storm drains in the event of more rain.
  • The Moab Landfill will accept storm debris during regular business hours throughout the week.
  • Sandbags are available for anyone who needs them at the Moab City Public Works yard on Kane Creek and at the Grand County Roads Department. Please bring a shovel to fill your own bags.  
  • Please be vigilant – more rain is forecast for our area over the next several days, so please take steps to protect your property and stay safe. 

Throughout the day we have witnessed the can-do spirit of our community as people have pitched in to help those businesses and residents most affected by the storm clean up their properties. These efforts remind us why we live here, and the City and County would like to thank everyone in the community for their assistance to others and their patience while the cleanup work continues.

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For media inquiries: Contact Lisa J. Church at the City of Moab 435-260-7027, lchurch@moabcity.org; or Shan Hackwell, Grand County Sheriff’s Office PIO,

435-259-8115, shackwell@grandcountysheriff.org.

 

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