Thousands volunteer for Santa Clara’s post-flood clean up (STGnews Photo Gallery)

After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

SANTA CLARA – Volunteers great and small, by some estimates over 2,000 in number, rally on Saturday to help clean up the mess created by the Santa Clara dike collapse 9/11.

Given the magnitude of the volunteer effort it was not reasonable to get names for all included, and some preferred to serve without their names being publicized. If any correction to names given is needed, we ask our readers’ input.

Please enjoy the community heart of service our growing photo gallery captures:

Santa Clara – Ivins Incident Command Center. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Santa Clara City offices become the volunteer center. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Herb Basso moves the mud from his rental house with his old tractor. Saved his renter by warning them of the flood, and got them out just in time. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Santa Clara Fire Department helps keep the public from driving through this already conjested mess. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Jon Ward directs the efforts of the volunteers. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Frank Davie comes down from Pine Valley to help move mud on this warm day. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Dwight Fowers signs in for work. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Dwight Fowers heads to work. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Kids help with this basement as it was flooded, this homeower has a preschool in her basment. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
At this home, the brick retaining wall broke and crashed into the backyard. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Leann Hafen’s home flooded, and Mr. Hafen was in Alaska, he got the news when he phoned home from a satellite phone, and cut his hunting trip short. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Mrs. Bivens, as others, lost most of her family history. Even the Volunteer was in tears as she explained her loss. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George New
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
The road that was washed out now lays in the field in big chunks. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
It was said that this home may have to come down. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
Salvaging photographs. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Woman trying to salvage photos. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Benjaman Packard helps Mrs. Bivens move the food storgage out of basment. Water rushed through there hard enough to remove the labels from the cans. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

 

The Phillips family helps with the third trailer load of stuff to be hauled off and stored while a home can be put back together. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
Dave Syphus (sp?) of Quick Cut signs in to help out. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
Is that the GEICO LIZARD appraising this house? “If only you’d had insurance,” he said. After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by James Thayn, St. George News
“Herb” described these volunteers as “Angels without wings.” After the flood, clean up underway. Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 15, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News
 Related posts:

Sept. 14, 2012 – Santa Clara faces $3.7 million in infrastructure damage, FEMA little help to homeowners

Sept. 12, 2012 – Community comes together in flood’s aftermath

Sept. 11, 2012 – Dutchman’s Market, Frei’s, homes and helpers; knee deep in mud and water (STGnews Photo Gallery 2)

Sept. 22, 2012 – Dike break in Santa Clara, flooding damages businesses, home, call for volunteers

 

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11 Comments

  • Murat September 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Here’s a rough tally of how many Santa Clara City employees totally failed at their jobs and what they’re paid thanks to http://www.utahsright.com:

    Wallace R Ritchie, City Administrator, $125,098; Jack R. Taylor, Public Works Director, $124,321;
    Dustin C. Mouritsen, Public Works Supervisor, $91,645; Corey Bundy, Bldg. Inspector, $85,754
    Casey Stratton, Public Works Supervisor, $72,529

    So that’s basically $500,000 every year that Santa Clara is paying to its incompetent employees who should have prevented this disaster from ever occurring by doing what they are paid to do. These are the people you have to thank for destroyed properties and the irreplaceable family history that Mrs. Bivens lost.

  • Funky Munky September 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Very disturbing, thanks for the stats, Murat. Seems the whole ‘metro’ area has this good ol’ boy syndrome. But we the sheep, will never vote them out, nope, no way can we handle much needed change…

  • Funky Munky September 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    *stats^

  • Dghws September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    To both Murat and Funky Munky, both of you may be right but did either of you help with the clean up and offer service to those who lost so much…or did you offer only your criticism?

    • Murat September 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

      I have more important things to do.

      • DoubleTap September 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        “Important things to do” to Murat primarily involves keeping his bong filled and stoked.

        • Murat September 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

          You are a rather boring person. I imagine you are a common dullard.

          • Murat September 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

            Of course, I am constantly on here posting asinine comments all day, so take that for what you will.

        • Murat September 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

          By the way, I lash out at others online b/c I am grossly overweight, short for a man (and most women), currently have no job, and …

          • Murat September 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

            Apparently I struck a nerve in the dullard! I don’t appreciate this pathetic impersonation of me and call for the moderators to put an end to this immediately! It is totally unacceptable. They know who the real Murat is first by his uncommonly brilliant insight and second by his email address.

          • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic September 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

            This presents me with a mildly perplexing issue. There are no gravatar rights or copyrights on comment pseudonyms to my knowledge, at least not in the case of Murat. Can St.George News handle two Murats? I hereby verify and let the readers beware – a new Murat has emerged, there are two.

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