UTAH FLOOD WATCH

Looking to help? Volunteers needed for flood mitigation

Apr 13, 2023, 3:36 PM | Updated: May 1, 2023, 2:13 pm

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Flooding fills the streets of North Ogden as sandbags are used to mitigate water movement. Photo: Farr West City Facebook.

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox asked the government for $5 million for flood mitigation, and now he, along with other organizations, is asking local communities for volunteers. 

From resource donations to sandbag stacking, Northern Utah’s flood advisory has come just in time for National Volunteer Week — April 16- 22.

Cox has issued an order where eligible employees can use up to eight hours of administrative leave or “flood response leave”  to provide volunteer flood response. 

To volunteer in Salt Lake County, please visit the Give Pulse website where the county said they will list available volunteer opportunities.

To volunteer with Just Serve Utah, register here, and fill out a volunteer form. 

Team Rubicon is accepting volunteers, register here.

The State of Utah asks potential volunteers to fill out this form to be updated with new volunteer opportunities in their area.

The City of Provo is asking for volunteers to help fill sandbags. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity fill out this form. 

For the City of Riverdale, Residents can text EMERGENCY to 801-621-6084 or sign up here to be added to the volunteer roster. 

Sandbag fillers are needed in South Salt Lake beginning April 14. To register for shifts sign up here.

For specific information on where to find sandbags near you: click here.

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Looking to help? Volunteers needed for flood mitigation