Flash flood warnings issued for southern Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service announced increased risks of flash flooding for national parks and recreation areas in southern Utah.
The NWS listed the San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef parks in the category of “probable” flash floods for Tuesday. The NWS advised people to check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading to the areas and to have a plan if threatening weather approaches.
The NWS released the below list of the national parks and their potential for flooding.
If you find yourself in an area prone to flooding, the NWS advised:
- Get to higher ground.
- Do not drive or walk in flooded areas; it only takes six inches of water to sweep a person off their feet.
- Stay informed. Monitor weather conditions before heading to your destination.
For more information visit weather.gov.
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