Flooding has hit several parts of Garden City very hard. Mayor John Spuhler said having such a small population of people available to help has made it difficult to keep up with the water. Spuhler said the city has plenty of sandbags and a sander truck, but it is hard to keep up and he’s grateful for those who have come to assist.
“We have a canal that has breached above Harbor Village, and we’ve created a river with sandbags,” he said. “We’re running the canal through this temporary barricade river that we’ve put together so as not to impact very many homes, but there have been a couple of homes impacted in the Harbor Village area above the marina. We’re also concerned about the area above Cherimoya and Snow Meadows and Buttercup as well, so we are currently monitoring those areas and the canals looking for breaches—but it is melting and a lot of water is coming down. It’s raining hard.”
Spuhler said that city officials cannot inspect everybody’s homes as people call in asking them to check for flooding. Garden City does not have the resources to monitor homes without full-time residents living in them because city crews are busy working on current flood concerns. Property owners in Garden City and Bear Lake have been advised to check their own homes for problems. If they find a concern, they can then alert the city and seek assistance.
A <a href=”http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=d58ee00b175b6753&hl=en&gl=US&source=web” target=”_blank”>flood warning</a> continues to be in effect throughout Rich County. With both homes and highways at risk, travelers are urged to turn around when encountering flooded roads.