Risk of Flooding

Duchesne County Emergency Management issued a warning Tuesday afternoon urging residents of Myton to be prepared for potential flooding beginning Thursday, June 13 and running through June 17.

FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR DUCHESNE RIVER FROM HANNA TO MYTON - Wednesday, June 12, 5 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a FLOOD WARNING for the Duchesne River from Hanna to Myton.

The river is expected to reach flood stage early Thursday, June 13, 2019, and remain above flood stage into early next week, according to forecasters.

Private property owners can purchase sand bags from farm supply or hardware stores.

At present, the county has placed piles of sand:

• east of Promised Land Resort at the Pinnacles (formerly known as Camelot Resort);

• at the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Duchesne, just north of the sheriff’s office;

• at the Tabiona Fire Station and in Hanna; and

• at the American Legion building in Myton, 375 N. Center Street, for the public to use in sandbags.

If the public needs sand in additional locations, please notify the county Office of Fire and Emergency Management at 435-738-1226.

Private property owners are responsible for taking steps to protect their property and are urged to do so at this time.

If recreating or working in or near high-flow waterways, use appropriate safety gear. Unstable banks along fast moving waterways may quickly give way and should be avoided. Please keep children and pets away from rivers and streams.

If you see a blocked culvert or other obstruction in a river or stream that might cause it to overflow it’s banks, Duchesne County Emergency Management Director Mike Lefler has asked again that you report it to Central Dispatch at 435-738-2424 or 435-789-4222.

Original Story

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 3 p.m. the Duchesne County Emergency Management Department issued the following warning regarding the imminent risk for flooding.

RESIDENTS IN THE MYTON AREA URGED TO PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE FLOODING

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Duchesne River in the Myton area from Thursday, June 13, through Monday, June 17.

The Duchesne County Road Department, working in conjunction with the Duchesne County Office of Fire and Emergency Management, is delivering sand to the American Legion building in Myton, 375 N. Center Street, for the public to use in sandbags.

The first load of sand is being delivered this afternoon, Tuesday, June 11. Bags can be purchased at farm supply and hardware stores. Private property owners are responsible for taking steps to protect their property and are urged to do so at this time.

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