Logan City bracing for more flooding

The Logan River nearly exceeded flood stage Tuesday and Logan City Emergency director Will Lusk says the city is on alert because there is 50 inches of water in the snow up in the drainage basin that still has to come down.Lusk told the municipal council Tuesday night that the 100 year flood plain has been surveyed and staked by city engineers along both the Logan and the Blacksmith Fork rivers and they are working with property owners to develop mitigation efforts for the rising water.”Placement of additional sandbags along the Logan River in the Sumac, Threshwood, 300 South and the Riverwalk Parkway areas has occurred,” Lusk told the council. “Sandbags and sand has continued to be available to be placed along rivers. “City and county CERT teams and other volunteers are on waiting lists and are ready to help should their assistance be needed.”Lusk says a current figure on accumulated expenditures for manpower and equipment, as well as damages to roads and infrastructure for Logan City, is approximately $100,000. The figure does not take into consideraion damages to homes and private property.

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