Flash Flood Warning for southeastern Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southeastern Washington County in effect until 7:45 p.m.

Dots denote area subject to the NWS Flash Flood Warning in effect to 7:45 p.m., Washington County, Utah, image radar time 5 p.m. July 12, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Dots denote area subject to the NWS Flash Flood Warning in effect to 7:45 p.m., Washington County, Utah, image radar time 5 p.m. July 12, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

At 4:36 p.m. the NWS Doppler Radar indicated heavy rain from a thunderstorm over a broad area from St. George east to Zion National Park. Many small washes and slots will be involved with this flood warning.  This storm has produced heavy rainfall and flooding in Nevada and Arizona and has now moved into Utah.

Affected areas: Included are Zion National Park, Washington, LaVerkin and Hurricane. Others may be affected as well.

• Precautionary and preparedness actions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.  Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

  • Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.
  • Do not hike rivers and especially slot canyons while flash flood warnings are in place.
  • Do not hike alone and always tell someone where you and your buddy and others are going.

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1 Comment

  • Lady K July 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Where are the houses that are flooded?

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