LATEST PRESS RELEASE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY DISASTER SERVICES

JANUARY 20, 2017

STEVE DOMBY, COORDINATOR; STEVE PENNER, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

RE: RESPONSE TO RECENT SNOW STORM AND RIDLEY’S COLLAPSE

 

In response to the snowstorm of January 18 & 19, Washington County Disaster Services (WCDS) is releasing the following important information.  In light of the Ridley’s building collapse, Bi Mart will be doubling it’s stock of all the food items they carry excluding frozen foods.  This means there will be a much-increased supply of dairy, eggs, bread, canned and dried goods.  Options for long-term supplies of food are being explored.  Prescriptions held at Ridley’s are being filled at Bi Mart beginning immediately.  Ridley’s plans to open an off-site pharmacy in the near future.  Propane continues to be delivered with the normal volume of propane but with a change of priority to those who are running lowest being delivered first.

WCDS reminds residents that the county notification system will be used for emergency information.  The system is tied into land lines, but if you want to be notified on a cell phone by call or text, you must sign up on the country website.  Go to CODE RED or go to the Washington County website, under the County Officials tab and then under the Sheriff’s tab and click on the “Code Red” icon.

On January 20 at 12:00 pm Midvale City Mayor Brian Graham declared a state of emergency for the city of Midvale.  This was done due to the excessive amounts of snow and potential runoff.