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Logan declares a state of emergency over Logan River

May 25, 2023, 5:20 PM | Updated: May 26, 2023, 10:38 am

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LOGAN, Utah — Logan Mayor Holly Daines has declared a state of emergency for the banks of the Logan River within the city of Logan, making those areas off-limits to people other than authorized emergency personnel.

“The area commonly known as “the Logan River” and the banks of said river located in the municipal limits of the City of Logan are hereby declared disaster areas, and ingres and egress (to enter and to exit, respectively) including any recreational activities/uses thereon are prohibited,” said the mayor’s executive order.

The order remains in effect for 30 days unless it is terminated by Mayor Daines.


 

Craig Humphries, emergency manager for Logan, joined Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News on Thursday.

Caplan asked, “How extensive has the damage been around the river?”

“We’ve had a couple of small areas,” Humphries said. “The disaster declaration today is really preemptive. We do have some areas that are sensitive that we’re watching very close and some bridges.”

After the 30 days, Humphries says the city will reevaluate where things stand, concerning the Logan River.

“After those 30 days, we’re reevaluate the risk and see if it needs to be extended,” he said. “Or if it can be lifted at that time.”

Caplan asked, “Is this mostly for the publicity of letting people know its dangerous, or are police, for instance, going to be out enforcing this along the banks of the river?”

“Both,” Humphries said. “We are really trying to get the word out and have people stay off the high river.”

He says if people do not comply with the order, citations will be issued.

“At what point is the Logan River going to ease a bit?” Caplan asked.

Humphries says Tony Grove still has 6 feet of snow.

“So we still have a ways to go with a lot of snowmelt that needs to come down the Logan River,” he said. “And so, we’re going to monitor it closely.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Logan declares a state of emergency over Logan River