100 homes damaged in Carbon County flooding

Tuesday , August 05, 2014 - 12:01 PM

The Associated Press

HELPER — The governor’s office says about 100 homes are damaged in Carbon County after a severe thunderstorm flooded the area Monday night.

Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday in a statement from his office that state officials are working with local municipalities in the affected areas.

The sheriff’s office reported homes in the cities of Helper, Spring Glen and Carbonville were damaged, as well as the Westwood area about 100 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

County road crews started the cleanup effort Monday and are providing hundreds of sandbags for people affected by the waters.

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