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Flash Flood Warning for Washington, Kane Counties

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for  east central Washington County and west central Kane County. This warning is in effect until 10 p.m.

Dots denote warning area. Radar time 7:22 p.m. Washington, Kane Counties, Utah, July 22, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Dots denote warning area. Radar time 7:22 p.m. Washington, Kane Counties, Utah, July 22, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

The NWS Doppler radar indicated heavy rain from thunderstorms over and near Zion National Park at 6:01 p.m.

Flash flooding will be likely in the park along the north fork of the Virgin River through the Narrows. Flash flooding will also be likely in the north creek drainage through the subway. Other slot canyons that are normally dry washes in the park may also experience flash flooding.

• 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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