Utahns brace for rainstorms, flash floods

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  • Social Mod Fiscal Con West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 12:19 p.m.

    It just kills me when I hear things like "Brooke's husband, said he wishes more had been done for his family and neighbors right after the fire", and "there was alot of time for city and state planners to do something...anything...to redirect the water off the mountain".

    When did we turn into a state of whiners who expect our government to do everything for us? There was a time (not too long ago), when we would ban together as common citizens and just deal with the problem.
    Can you imagine what 1983 would have been like if we had this attitude then?

    The solution is simple. Create a true neighborhood! Form relationships with those around you (regardless of religious affiliation) and then when there is a need, everyone naturally comes to the assistance of the community to deal with it.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 13, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    it would seem that the Alpine burn for example happened 2 years ago and there was alot of time for city and state planners to do something...anything...to redirect the water off the mountain at least instead into the peoples homes. Was anything done? Not enough it seems. Why are officials so slow to act?

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 11:00 a.m.


    I am sure it helps, but a few weeks of storms don't mean we are out of a drought. That said I am LOVING this weather, mid 80's with a chance of rain everyday, I could live with that all summer.

  • andyjaggy American Fork, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    You can bet that if I lived in the foothills below areas that could burn, or in an area like Rockport, that I would have insurance for both wildfires and flooding. If you buy a home situated in the hills surrounded by thick oak brush and vegetation, you better expect that you are going to be dealing with fires and flooding at some point in the future.

    I drove by the Rockport area shortly after the fire and though to myself, DUH! What did they expect was going to happen when they built a subdivision in an area like this.

  • Eliot Genola, UT
    Sept. 12, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    I wonder what effect, if any, all of this rain will have on the level of water in our reservoirs. At the very least it may saturate the ground before winter storms bring snow and the ground freezes. I don't wish flooding on anyone but I am also thinking that Utah needs the rain.