Threat of mudslide evacuates South Weber homes

- SOUTH WEBER, UTAH (ABC 4 UTAH) - With Thursdays rain four homes were given a voluntary evacuation. However, some residents in South Weber say they aren’t taking any chances.

"It was like a water fall with rocks and mud but you could hear the rocks and the mud, said David Hogan one resident who chose to evacuate.

Hogan Says he started to get concerned late Thursday night and contacted the Sheriff’s Office and the Fire Department.

"I think it was 07 or 08 we had similar mud slide involving this exact same area here so were hoping that with the stoppage of the rain and also with the warmer temperatures that the mother nature the natural elements will probably help us out with that again,” said Sgt. Brent Peters with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.

Kiersten Campbell and her family were awakened at one in the morning by the fire department suggesting they evacuate. She says given the history of this house and a previous mud slide she and her husband decided they aren't taking any chances with their two year old.

"We’re not risking it. You know were just going to go. The girl that lived here before she was only 3 years old and she broke her hip from a mudslide and the house the whole backside was pushed in,” said Campbell.

With more rain expected this weekend the Sheriffs office says a canal has been dug up to divert any further rain.

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