Updated April 26, 2023
Due to forecasted warming temperatures which will start snowpack runoff and higher river flows, we would like to remind residents to be aware of the rising waters within rivers, streams, and ditches. Remember to practice good water safety and use caution in those areas. In addition, we would like to recommend considering the following actions to be better prepared for these higher water flows:
- Sign up for CodeRed Alerts to receive messaging in the event of an emergency.
- Make sure your gutters and downspouts are working properly and are cleaned out and the water flows away from your home 3-5’ as we may still experience some rain.
- Clear debris from the roadway gutters and storm drains that are close to your property.
- Report any concerning debris blockages that you see in Unincorporated Weber County (include location, description of issue and a picture) by TEXTING 801-870-5153.
- If you still have snow surrounding your home, try to remove it 3-5’ from your home so the area can dry and you can apply sandbags if needed.
- If you are in the floodplain or have had flooding in the past from high run-off, consider:
- Sandbagging your window wells and lower elevation doorways.
- Move belongings from basements into higher floor levels to protect from water damage
- If you are getting seeping groundwater into your basement, make sure your sump pump is working correctly and have a plan if it burns out or the power goes out.
- If you have active flooding and are in the unincorporated Weber County, call 801-395-8221 and response resources will be dispatched.
- If you live in an incorporated city, please call your city public works department or city offices.
- Stay away from high and fast moving water, watch your children and pets closely when around waterways
- Monitor the weather and the stream flow:
- If you are unincorporated Weber County, know that we do stage sand and often sandbags in emergent flooding situations only. We generally do not pre-stage sand or sandbags for the following reasons:
- If we pre-stage sand, it is often at our Roads Department shops because we are able to cover the sand. If we pre-stage sand out in the elements, it gets wet and therefore, defeats the purpose for the sandbag.
- Sand bags that are left out in the elements when there is not active flooding can become saturated and subject to freezing and repeated thawing, thus causing them to break down and burst, making them ineffective during active flooding.
- If there is active flooding in your location, call 801-395-8221 if you have a life safety emergency call 911 and the request will be dispatched immediately and we will respond with sand and bags quickly.
- For more flooding preparedness information or to volunteer to assist with sandbagging within the unincorporated county, you may sign up here: Emergency Preparedness