Photos, video: Salt Lake City’s East High among those recovering from floodwaters

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – After intense rain on Sunday caused flooding throughout Utah, many are waking up to wet floors and yards.

Among those is Salt Lake City’s East High School.

“It’s just like a river basically that water was pouring in and we have some sunken entrances. The water was about half way up those doors going underneath getting into the gym,” Jason Olsen with the school district said.  “The big problem is the basketball floor, the wood just soaks up the water”.

East High’s Student Government shared this video with ABC4 from their Instagram account, The Real East High.

ABC4‘s Jerad Giottonini shared these photos of the gym at East High, located along 840 S 1300 E. Crews are now working to clean up the area.

In the photos, you can see multiple fans or heaters working to dry the floor, which has visible moisture coating it and dirt at the entrance. A generator can also be seen outside the building.

The entrance area appears to have had high waters at one point, with what looks to be moisture and dirt about four feet high on the walls. There is a visible line along the doors showing just how high water levels reached.

Dirt and debris are visible along the ramp to the entrance as well.

In another photo, you can see sandbags were placed at the entrance to the ramp, but mud and water are visible on both sides.

The district says the flood water is from 800 South.
Instead of the water continuing down hill, it flows diagonal right into the school.


“We are going to work with the city we want to see what is happening at that intersection,” Olsen said.

the district says flooding will not impact school resuming on August 24.

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