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Alpine homeowners brace for more flash flooding

ALPINE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - More wet weather could create a headache for homeowners in Alpine. One neighborhood sits just below some burn scrs after last year"s Quail Fire.
ALPINE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah)- More wet weather could create a headache for homeowners in Alpine. One neighborhood sits just below some burn scrs after last year"s Quail Fire.

Water and debris travels from the water basin, down a dangerous path, into ditches. A sophisticated system to keep homes safe from the inevitable flash flooding. 

"When the first flood hit a month and a half ago we saw that it was very well retained to this basin but I was concerned for my neighbor across the street and for the people down the road on Moyle Drive," said Alpine homeowner Gill Greer.

And then again this past weekend.  One home has a new wall built around it and plenty of sandbags.  It's a constant fight between homeowners and Mother Nature.

"They filled sandbags, removed dirt, and cleaned up several people's homes," said Greer.

Now, they sit and wait and hope they don't get an alert from the city.

"They send texts to everyone in town.  They text you and they call you. And let you know there's a flash flood warning and to be prepared to evacuate," said Greer.

Rain could fall and flood the neighborhood yet again.  An if it does, Gill Greer says at least it's not another fire.

"What do you do. If you get flooded? You get flooded," said Greer.

City crews cleaned out a packed culvert and worked to build ditches for the water to go in.   And people still have sandbags out guarding their homes for the next time.
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