SL County - Flood Prep THIS Saturday

Friday, April 15, 2011
For those of you living in Salt Lake County, there is an opportunity to volunteer filling sandbags this Saturday, to help prepare for possible floods in the next few weeks.

Here is the email from Mayor Peter Corroon:

As you know, Salt Lake County is getting ready for the late spring runoff. While we hope Mother Nature cooperates with moderate temperatures that reduce the threat of flooding, we are preparing for the worst, just in case.

There is a volunteer opportunity for Salt Lake County employees, their families and friends to fill sand bags Saturday morning. This is a great opportunity to perform an uncompensated civic duty to benefit the citizens of the County. Our goal is to fill 5,000 bags. We need between 300-400 volunteers.

The specifics of the event are:

Date: Saturday, April 16

Time: 10:00-noon

Where: SLCo Public Works Administration Building, 604 West 6960 South

Event: Bring your own shovel and gloves

Goal: Fill 5,000 sandbags

The filled bags will be distributed at another time.

Thank you for considering this worthwhile volunteer event.