24 Apr 2010, 11:48pm
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Officials monitoring flooding in New Harmony area

AP, Salt Lake Tribune, 04/22/2010 [here]

CEDAR CITY - An emergency coordinator says local firefighters and officials from Washington County and the federal Department of Homeland Security and Forest Service are monitoring flooding of rain-swollen creeks in the rural New Harmony area.

New Harmony Emergency Manager Julie Woods said Wednesday that structures weren’t immediately threatened by water flowing through the valley.

But Harmony Valley Fire Chief Greg Gonzalez says the ground is saturated.

Gonzalez says residents in low-lying areas and around Main, Straight and Dam canyons should prepare for possible evacuations.

Woods says one bridge could be threatened, and officials have found some channel erosion of tributaries into Ash Creek and the Mill Flat fire area.

Note: Government officials have a habit of “monitoring” disasters around New Harmony. Makes one wonder just what “monitoring” means to government functionaries. It is pretty clear that the town can’t take much more of it, whatever it is.



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