Flooding leaves behind debris in Herriman, South Jordan

Flooding leaves behind debris in Herriman, South Jordan

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Heavy rainfall on Butterfield Canyon sent debris rushing straight into Herriman and South Jordan on Saturday.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Heavy rainfall on Butterfield Canyon sent debris rushing straight into Herriman and South Jordan on Saturday.

Home video sent to ABC 4 Utah showed streets that transformed into rivers near 11800 South and 6000 West. It damage a handful of basements for homeowners who live in the Sunstone Village subdivision.

The homes sit in front of a wheat field and retention pond that overflowed. Residents gathered to help neighbors strip carpet and create a makeshift trench to divert water from backyards to storm drains. Homeowners plan to contact Kennecott about a solution to the flooding problems in the area.

Water also seeped its way in Herriman High School. The water soaked carpets in the front office, auditorium and common area of the high school. Volunteers and school staff spent the day shoveling mud and using vacuums to soak up the water.

Scott Thomas, Director of Auxiliary Service for Jordan School District, said the damage was quickly taken care of. He could not put a price tag on the cost of damages, but said the carpets did not need to be stripped. He estimated crews would work through the weekend to prepare for classes to resume on Monday.



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