UPDATE: Providence flood concerns continue, families evacuated

An overflowing Spring Creek in Providence began to cause problems on Saturday and has steadily gotten worse. Late Monday night eight people from two homes were evacuated and Cache County Emergency Manager Rick Williams said that up to six homes may eventually need to be evacuated because of the swift and rising waters. A wall of concrete blocks and sandbags between four to five feet high was erected to divert the water back into the stream bed.Providence City Public Works personnel were aided by Bridgerland CERT teams and the Cache County Sheriffs office to coordinate a larger effort to stem the swollen creek from getting any worse. Spring Creek cuts across Center Street between 300 and 350 East. It also crosses the road at approximately 150 North 300 East.According to Williams, Providence City Public Works officials will continue to monitor stream levels and are coordinating with the American Red Cross to take care of the families that may need to be evacuated. Motel rooms in the area have already been secured to take care of those that may be displaced for a few days.Williams also said there is a dual concern upstream in the mouth of Providence Canyon and downstream where Spring Creek dumps into the Logan River near the Country Manor neighborhood. He said there is a concern about the amount of debris that is coming down could cause added problems to culverts and bridges.An Incident Command trailer has been set up near the Providence City sheds.

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