100 homes damaged in Carbon County flooding

Tuesday , August 05, 2014 - 9:58 AM

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

The Utah Red Cross says workers are preparing to serve dinner to up to 200 people affected by the flooding Tuesday. 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.

Meanwhile, flooding closed a highway overnight in Emery County when water swept debris from an area scarred by wildfire onto the roadway. State Route 31 in Huntington Canyon reopened late Tuesday afternoon.

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

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