Community Rallies to Help Carbon County Flood Victims

Published on August 08, 2014 at 12:27PM

Residents inundated with mud and water Monday are finally starting to see light at the end of the cleanup tunnel thanks to volunteers, many of them coming from Emery County. Emery County Sheriff Greg Funk is helping to coordinate many of the efforts, after he heard of the need, from one of his friends who is on the city council in Helper. He’s recruited members of his search and rescue to pitch in their time and resources to help out, knowing it takes a lot of hands to help cleanup a big disaster in a small town. The sheriff also brought a work crew of five inmates from the county jail. They were doing the tough job in the basements of homes, helping to clean out mud, muck and rocks. Local business wonders provided heavy equipment and manpower. Emery County resident Ben Orgill told KSL that “When stuff like this happens, we try to bond together and help out where we can. It’s a big mess and it is going to take a lot of people to clean up.”