Flash flooding, storms, wreak more havoc on southern Utah

Jul 31, 2021, 6:54 PM | Updated: 9:06 pm
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Cedar City was hit with more rain on Saturday. Heavy rain on Monday, July 25, 2021 flooded parts of the city. Photo credit: Matt McAneney.

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Still dealing with flash flooding from severe storms earlier in the week, Cedar City received more inclement weather Saturday.

Heavy rain hit the Cedar City and Enoch communities on Saturday. Video credit: Jesse Harris.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood warning for the Cedar City and Enoch communities until Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Thunderstorms are expected to move out of the area late Saturday night.

Jesse Harris, a Cedar City resident, posted on Twitter that “Cedar City getting soaked again. Gutters got muddy fast.”

As of Saturday afternoon, the NWS had reported 1 to 2.5 inches of rain had already fallen in the Cedar City and Enoch communities. 

This storm comes on the heels of a storm last week that caused widespread flooding. It forced Cedar City Mayor Maile Edwards to declare a state of emergency.

Other parts of southern Utah, including Hilldale are under a flash flood warning by the NWS until 8:30 p.m. Saturday. 

In a flash flood warning, life threatening flooding of creeks, streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses can occur. Individuals caught in a flash flood must seek higher ground immediately.

There is a 58% chance for more rain in Cedar City on Sunday. However, drier conditions are forecasted for the next two weeks.

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