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Record rainfall in pictures: Flash flooding swamps Utah

Aug 19, 2021, 7:58 AM
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Cedar City officials asked residents to avoid Airport Road on Wednesday after flash flooding ripped through the area and scattered rocks and debris. Photo: Cedar City Corporation

A day after heavy rainfall spurred flash flooding across multiple regions of Utah, only eastern Utah remains under a flash flood watch on Thursday. But the record rainfall left plenty of damage to cleanup. 

Flash flooding closed I-215 in northern Utah. It overflowed the bed of Coal Creek in Cedar City and swamped homes, garages and yards in Delta. In fact, Millard County officials closed school for the day in Delta on Wednesday. 

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Here, we share some of the photos you sent in documenting the devastation. You will also find some we received from official government sources and some we took ourselves. 

(Pictured above, two of dozens of volunteers filling sandbags then loading them onto trucks.  Pictured below, the line of vehicles hauling sandbags wrapped around the water tower in Delta.  Photo: Paul Nelson) (One street with standing water in Delta  Photo: Paul Nelson) Basement entrance of the clubhouse at Willowbrook Condominiums, 415 E Creekside Cir, Murray, UT. Taken 8/18/21 by Nick Wyatt, KSL Newsradio Residents of Willowbrook Condos in Murray experienced knee-deep flood waters because of the heavy rainfall. Photo: Cindy Richards Photo: Maj. Jeff Nigbur, Utah Highway Patrol Enough rain fell in West Valley City to break out kayaks on surface streets. Photo: Brittany Baggott. Enough rain fell in West Valley City to break out kayaks on surface streets. Photo: Brittany Baggott. Rainfall swamped streets and yards in Sandy, Utah on Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Shauna Eisert Standing water on Connor Avenue/Main Street in Stockton, Utah, on Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Stockton Police Department The severe thunderstorms across much of Utah on Tuesday produced heavy rain and hail in Beaver. Photo: Addie Draper Delta city leaders said they didn't know of anyone in town who didn't have a swamped yard, garage or home. Photo: Miranda Lazenby Cedar City broke out pumps and heavy equipment after flash floods sent a river of debris to overflow the bed of Coal Creek. Photo: Maile Wilson-Edwards Rocks, mud and logs tore through Coal Creek in Cedar City on Aug. 18, 2021, leaving area residents with a large area to clean up. Photo: Maile Wilson-Edwards Four inches of rain fell on Delta in less than 24 hours over Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Deborah Willoughby Four inches of rain fell on Delta in less than 24 hours over Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Lucia Smith Four inches of rain fell on Delta in less than 24 hours over Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Marcy Nay Some Delta residents made the best of the flash flooding by having a little fun with the water. Photo: Mary Christensen Four inches of rain fell on Delta in less than 24 hours over Tuesday, Aug. 17 and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Tanya Stephenson Cedar City officials asked residents to avoid Airport Road on Wednesday after flash flooding ripped through the area and scattered rocks and debris. Photo: Cedar City Corporation Several people kayaked and paddleboarded on the baseball field at Constitution Park in West Jordan on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Photo: Becky Bruce KSL NewsRadio

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Record rainfall in pictures: Flash flooding swamps Utah