KAYSVILLE -- The National Guard has gone home, but efforts to clean up the damage from last week's powerful windstorm continue.
The temporary dumping ground, which was set up Sunday at the site of the future Pioneer Park on Angel Street in Kaysville, is slowly getting smaller as trucks continue to make round trips to the Davis County landfill.
"Without the National Guard, Utah Department of Transportation, county emergency operation center and members of the community, it would have taken months," said Mayor Steve Hiatt.
He said the pile -- which if laid out would easily cover the 10-acre site -- should be gone by noon today. Cleanup throughout the city should continue for another few weeks.
Because most cities reported that the majority of their large-scale needs should be nearly, if not completely, addressed by today, the Utah National Guard began to stand down operations at noon Thursday on Gov. Gary Herbert's orders.
Herbert deployed the National Guard on Sunday to help residents clean up after Thursday's storm. Officials wanted as much debris cleaned up as possible before Sunday night, because meteorologists had predicted a possible windstorm for that night as well.
"I'd like to commend the governor for stepping in and helping out a community in need," Hiatt said.
With the National Guard gone, Hiatt said he has put in a request for Davis County to continue sending UDOT trucks through today.
That will be happening throughout Davis County, as UDOT and other trucks continue hauling debris and green waste to landfills as needed.
Crews continue cleaning up the 419 fallen trees at the Davis Park Golf Course in Fruit Heights.
Golf pro Brad Stone said two main questions went through his mind after he saw the damage the wind caused at the course.
"The first thing is, ask where do we start, and we've already answered that with such a massive cleanup," he said. "Then, where do we go from here with all that we've lost?"
Stone said golfers have been calling and asking when the course will reopen. He plans to open the front nine holes today.
New trees will be planted to replace those that were lost, Stone said.
Bountiful Police Lt. Ed Biehler said cleanup crews there are still busy and have done a good job.
However, he said, "the power company still has some damaged poles that they are replacing and repairing."
Biehler said power is running to all homes. However, a handful of homes suffered damage and will not have electricity until an electrician fixes the problem at each residence.