Recovery center to open to help SLC flood victims

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A resource center will open this week to help victims of July 26th severe weather damage.
 
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and the State of Utah have joined forces to open a “Multi-Agency Recovery Center (MARC) at Horizonte Instruction and Training Center (1234 South Main Street in Salt Lake City). 
 
The MARC will be open from Wednesday, August 2 through Friday, August 4, from noon to 8 p.m. each day. 
Experts from government agencies and the private sector will be on hand to help homeowners and business owners who are in the process of recovering from storm-related property damage.
 
 The severe weather resulted in more than two inches of rainfall in less than one hour during the early morning of July 26th.
 
“We know this intense storm has been traumatic for many people,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on Monday. “While we cannot promise we can make individuals whole, the City and our partners are fully committed to doing all we can to help people recover. We see the Multi-Agency Recovery Center as a ‘one-stop shop’ of sorts, with expertise and support available under one roof to assist those who are struggling.”
 
Mayor Biskupski has signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency in Salt Lake City, which is the first step in seeking federal assistance for public and private entities affected by the severe weather.

 


People who incurred property damage are urged to report it to the Department of Public Utilities as soon as possible. Meanwhile, property owners should continue to work with their private insurance carriers in the recovery effort. City sanitation crews will be available to pick up storm debris removed from homes and left at curbside.
 

The Public Utilities number to report damage or to arrange for storm-related pickup is: 801-483-6700, option 1.

 
 
Officials have launched a website designed to answer frequently asked questions and to update residents at http://www.slcsevereweather2017.com.
 

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