National Weather Service has expanded the area of its flood warning for the Duchesne River. It now states that the warning is issued from Hanna to Myton with the river expected to reach flood stage early Thursday, June 13th, and remain above flood stage into Monday or beyond. The Duchesne County Office of Fire and Emergency Management has expanded the list of locations that piles of sand is available for property owners to fill sand bags. Piles of sand are located east of Promised Land Resort at the Pinnacles, at the Duchesne County Emergency Operations Center in Duchesne, at the Tabiona Fire Station, at the American Legion building in Myton, and in Hanna. The sand bags themselves can be purchased from farm supply and hardware stores. “Private property owners are responsible for taking steps to protect their property and are urged to do so at this time,” shares Emergency Management. “If recreating or working in or near high-flow waterways, use appropriate safety gear. Unstable banks along fast moving waterways may quickly give way and should be avoided. Please keep children and pets away from rivers and streams. If you see a blocked culvert or other obstruction in a river or stream that might cause it to overflow its banks, Duchesne County Emergency Management Director Mike Lefler has asked again that you report it to Central Dispatch at 435-738-2424 or 435-789-4222.”

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.