Logan Mayor Randy Watts issues press release about flooding

Dear Logan City Citizens:As a city we have made preparations for high water and flooding conditions by cleaning debris from rivers and preparing our public work crews for emergency operations. I encourage citizens of Logan living along the rivers and adjacent waterways to also prepare their property and families for flooding conditions. Have a 72-hour kit available in case you have to evacuate your home. Listen to our local radio station 610 AM (KVNU) for updates on water and weather conditions so that you will be ready if an emergency occurs.In the event that an evacuation of our homes is necessary a message to do so will be sent out over the public communication system to the affected areas giving directions as to what to do. Red Cross shelters will be located in unaffected areas where residents may go to if they so desire. I encourage Logan City citizens to prepare themselves and keep alert of weather and water conditions and to be ready when and if emergency conditions arise. Do not call 911 unless you have a life threatening emergency. If you have further concerns or questions please contact Assistant Logan City Fire Chief Will Lusk 716-9513 or will.lusk@loganutah.org.Please see the Logan City Preparedness Checklist below and for further updates concerning the river please visit the Logan City Website www.loganutah.org.Randy WattsMayorLogan City Preparedness Checklist – 2011?��� For the past three weeks, crews have been cleaning debris from the Logan and Blacksmith Rivers.?��� All Logan City owned pumps (2, 4 and 16 inch) are ready to go where needed. Extra pumps in Salt Lake City have also been reserved.?��� Logan City currently has 70,000 sandbags ready to go and sand to fill the sandbags. A total of 3,000 sandbags are filled and on pallets ready for delivery as needed,?��� Logan City has 200 ft. of Muscle Wall Barrier ready to go.?��� Logan City crews will survey the Logan and Blacksmith Rivers on Monday, April 18. They will place a 100 year Flood Plain on stake markers in the Sumac Neighborhood (200 North-800 East to 600 West).?��� Logan City crews have met with representatives from Cache County and Nibley City on river cleanup.?��� Logan City crews have and will continue cleaning storm drains, storm system, grates and ditches.?��� Logan City is working with the Canal Company diverting water from the Blacksmith River to the canals.?��� Logan City has contacted and they are working with local ham radio operators.?��� Logan City has on-call personnel 24/7 for emergencies.?��� Logan City crews have met with Logan City residents and business owners in potential flood areas to help answer their questions and concerns?��� Logan City is working with the Logan City and Cache County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to identify staging locations for sandbagging and evacuation areas.?��� Those interested in volunteering for sandbagging should contact their local home homeowner’s association or CERT team in their neighborhood. If you are not affiliated with either of these two groups you can email the Logan City Volunteer Coordinator Heidi Bleazard at hbleazard@gmail.com. You will be put on a standby list if sandbagging is needed. All volunteers must agree and follow a safety briefing on sandbagging, be identified by name working in a group of 10 or less and absolutely no one under the age of 16 can volunteer for sandbagging. ?��� Logan City will continue to work with Brian McInerney, Hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City for updated weather reports, snowpack and river flow data.?��� For information regarding the availability of sandbags and equipment contact Christine Christensen at the Logan City Street Dept 716-9642. ?��� The Logan City Website www.loganutah.org is being updated with current flood information.?��� For general flood questions please contact Assistant Logan City Fire Chief Will Lusk at 435-716-9513.

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