Flooding Information

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Alerts + Notifications

Stay informed throughout the 2023 flooding season. Here’s how. 


Get notified about emergencies by signing up for our Summit County Emergency Alert System. This system helps us provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, including flooding.


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Be notified via text or email when non-emergency announcements are made from Summit County, including important flooding information using our Notify Me system. Visit the link below, enter your information, scroll to the "Alert Center" category, and select how you want to be notified (text or email) under the "Flooding" item.

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You can also access Notify Me using the "Summit County, UT" mobile app (available on Apple and Google Play). Download today and customize your notifications using the Alert Center tool. 

Summit County will be sharing flood watch + warning notifications relevant to our community from the National Weather Service right here on our website and social media accounts, linked below. 

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Alerts

  1. There are no alerts at this time.

Sandbag Availability 

Sandbags help reduce flooding on your property. Get yours today.  

  1. Summit County

WHERE

Public Works Building

1755 S Hoytsville Road

Coalville, UT 84017

WHEN

Monday - Friday 

8 AM - 5 PM 

CONTACT

Austin Prescott

(435) 336-3970

aprescott@summitcounty.org


In case of emergencies or after hours, please contact the County's non-emergency dispatch number (435) 615-3600. The Public Works Department is keeping dispatch updated with locations of sand and bags. In the event of actual flooding, they will put you in contact with the appropriate area supervisor. 


  1. Kamas
  1. Coalville
  1. Oakley
  1. Francis
  1. Henefer
  1. Park City

Flooding Information + Resources 

Flooding in Utah is more common than you think. Educate yourself today.  


Prepare for flooding before it happens. 


Determine if your home, business or school is in a floodplain. 

Find out by plugging in your address HERE


Most homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. Whether you are in a high risk zone or not, you may need flood insurance. 

Call your insurance agent today and protect what you've built or click HERE for more information. 


Check on your neighbors.  


Flood events can devastate communities. Help yours be prepared & safe.   

Connect with your neighbors and discuss local flood risks and planning needs. If flooding is expected, help others prepare. Does your elderly neighbor need help getting sandbags? Assistance elevating and protecting their belongings? Will your neighbors be out-of-town for the season? Do they need help preparing their property for a flood? Find out before one happens. Learn more, HERE.


Do’s and Don’ts of flooding season. 


Be cautious if hiking or camping near a stream or river.  

If you’re planning to camp or hike near a stream or river, remember that it doesn't have to rain directly over you for there to be flooding. If you notice a slight rise in water level, seek higher ground immediately. Learn more, HERE


Stay out of floodwaters. 

Don’t walk through or swim in flood waters. It only takes 6 inches of moving water to knock you off your feet. Moreover, flood waters can contain harmful chemicals and objects that could harm you or make you sick. Learn more, HERE


Never drive around flood barricades. 

Do not drive around barricades into floodwaters. More than 50% of all flood fatalities are vehicle related. It only takes 12 inches of fast-moving water to carry off a small car and 18 inches of water to sweep a larger vehicle away. Turn around, don’t drown. Learn more, HERE


Understanding Floods. 


Land burned by wildfire is at risk for flash flooding.

If you live, work, or spend recreational time outside near an area recently affected by a wildfire, keep in mind that it will not take much rainfall to cause flooding. Land that was recently burned by a wildfire is called a “burn scar,” and when rain falls over a burn scar, the ground is unable to absorb much of the water. Learn more, HERE