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A Birdseye View of Flooding in Utah

A Birdseye View of Flooding in Utah



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(KSL News) -- On the ground there were scenes of homeowners like Mike filling sandbags to stop their yard from becoming the Logan River. "I've lived at this residence for five years, and this is as bad as I've ever seen it." A river turned into rapids, attracted the daredevil kayakers like Tyler. "It's fun! There's a lot of fun stuff to run. You don't have to run the hard stuff to have a good time."

While some used the rivers for fun, others like Logan's mayor watched closely in the name of safety. "You know this is the highest water we've seen in several years."

In the air the flooding is a truly eye-opening experience. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Robert Flowers was my guide as we took off to view the scene from above. "Up in the aircraft it gives us eyes. We're able to get up and get a total and complete picture, instead of looking at things in bits and pieces. It's just helpful for us."

While the Cache County floods weren't as bad as it could have been, Flowers says this time it was good practice. "This was an event that helps identify the needs of the command centers, and as you can see it's working really well."


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