Storms across Southern Utah; STGnews photo gallery

200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – Wildfires, thunderstorms, lightning strikes and floods. It’s what Southern Utahns call their monsoon season, and today is no exception. Here is our gallery of storms across Southern Utah, courtesy of STGnews friends on the frontlines.

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Silt flow at Main and West Buena Vista Blvd., Washington,  Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Silt flow at Main and West Buena Vista Blvd., Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Clean up at I-15 underpass of Main Street, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Clean up at I-15 underpass of Main Street, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Clean up at I-15 underpass of Main Street, Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Clean up at I-15 underpass of Main Street, Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Virgin River at 2700 E and Waterfront Dr., Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Virgin River at 2700 E and Waterfront Dr., Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News
Thunderstorms building over St. George, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News
Thunderstorms building over St. George, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News

Videocast by Dan Whalen, St. George News

CAUTION:  Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.

Near the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Daniel Johnson for St. George News
Near the Fort Pierce Industrial Park, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Daniel Johnson for St. George News
Buena Vista Boulevard, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Marci Jo Johnson for St. George News
Buena Vista Boulevard, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Marci Jo Johnson for St. George News
590 South 180 West, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Sandra Woodring Adams for St. George News
590 South 180 West, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Sandra Woodring Adams for St. George News
Washington City, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Paul Jewkes, St. George News
Washington City, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Paul Jewkes, St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jessie Hall, St. George News
Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jessie Hall, St. George News

Videocast by Michael Flynn, St. George News

Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jessie Hall, St. George News
Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jessie Hall, St. George News
Pamela Campbell’s backyard where she reports 3 inches of standing water left behind by the storm, just of Green Springs Drive, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Pamela Campbell for St. George News
Pamela Campbell’s backyard where she reports 3 inches of standing water left behind by the storm, just of Green Springs Drive, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Pamela Campbell for St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Annettie Cannavale for St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Annettie Cannavale for St. George News
After the storm, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Paul Robles for St. George News
After the storm, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Paul Robles for St. George News
Family Dollar parking lot, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton, St. George News
Family Dollar parking lot, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton, St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton, St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton, St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News
Coral Canyon Golf Course, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by @NelMikey via Twitter for St. George News
Coral Canyon Golf Course, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by @NelMikey via Twitter for St. George News
Near Telegraph Road, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Britt Smith for St. George News
Near Telegraph Road, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Britt Smith for St. George News
468 South 400 West, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Mindy Burnett for St. George News
468 South 400 West, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Mindy Burnett for St. George News
468 South 400 West Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Mindy Burnett for St. George News
468 South 400 West Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Mindy Burnett for St. George News
700 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Amy Legg for St. George News
700 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Amy Legg for St. George News
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Regent Street “10 minutes into the storm,” Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Aimee Cox, St. George News
Drainage by Pine Valley Townhomes, Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Aimee Cox, St. George News
Drainage by Pine Valley Townhomes, Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Aimee Cox, St. George News
Wash near 700 South 400 West, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Amy Legg for St. George News
Wash near 700 South 400 West, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Amy Legg for St. George News
After the storm, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Shea Benoit for St. George News
After the storm, St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Shea Benoit for St. George News
700 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Casey Lofthouse for St. George News
Hurricane South Fields, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Casey Lofthouse for St. George News
Wash near 700 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Casey Lofthouse for St. George News
Wash near 700 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Casey Lofthouse for St. George News
Main Street, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Brittany Warner for St. George News
Main Street, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Brittany Warner for St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton for St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton for St. George News
A car that was in the road was ruined by the flood. Washington,  Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by quinn Allgood, St. George News
A car that was in the road was ruined by the flood. Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by quinn Allgood, St. George News

 

St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton for St. George News
St. George, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton for St. George News

 

Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton for St. George News
Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Joshua Bruton for St. George News
1150 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Casey Lofthouse for St. George News
1150 West 400 South, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Casey Lofthouse for St. George News
Ivins, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Annettie Cannavale for St. George News
Ivins, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Annettie Cannavale for St. George News

 

View from a yard in Quail Lake Estates, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Sarah Cloud, St. George News
View from a yard in Quail Lake Estates, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Sarah Cloud, St. George News
Clouds over Red Mountain, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Maris McFadden, St. George News
Clouds over Red Mountain, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Maris McFadden, St. George News

Video by John Teas for St. George News

CAUTION:  Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. Do not enter rivers when flash flooding conditions are present.

After the storm, Ivins, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News
After the storm, Ivins, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Alexa Verdugo Morgan, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Washington,  Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Washington City Fire Chief Brent Hafen, St. George News
Washington, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Washington City Fire Chief Brent Hafen, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
Flooding in Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

Video by Sandra Woodring Adams for St. George News

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1400 West State Street, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell, St. George News
2050 South Angel Heights area, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell, St. George News
2050 South Angel Heights area, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell, St. George News
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2050 South Angel Heights area, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell, St. George News
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1850 West Angel Heights area, Hurricane, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell, St. George News

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200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News
200 North 200 West, Washington City, Utah, July 26, 2013 | Photo by Cody Pitcher for St. George News

 

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34 Comments

  • Dan Lester July 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    And in Sunriver, we just got a few sprinkles, but saw all the rain and lightning to the east.

    • Prayers July 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

      In sunriver, you have a few twinkies, too.

  • Washaway July 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    OK who are the idiots playing in the river? Where are thier parents? People STAY AWAY FROM RIVERS AND STREAMS BEFORE DURING AND AFTER A FLOOD !!!!!!!! Are we all stupid? Maybe in the morning I will hear how the people in the video were washed away in the flood. They though it was safe and fun to play in the river and then they were gone. Because of their own stupidity then there will be taxpayers money spent to send out rescue crews and put their lives in danger. Parents will say city should do something to keep this from happening again. They will sue the city to make it safer for children blah blah blah AND THIS COULD ALL BE PREVENTED WITH COMMON SENSE. Which please note the people in the video have none of. Don’t be stupid around water, warnings mean stay away or wash away….simple

    • Big Bob July 26, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Breathe in. Breath out.

    • Prayers July 27, 2013 at 9:12 am

      We need more tragedies for others to express their hearts go out and prayers.

    • Annettie Cannavale July 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Washaway is right on the money. Flowing water caused by a flash flood is unpredictable and dangerous and no one, especially children, should be swimming or wading in it for fun. Not only can they fall in an unseen hole, possibly breaking their ankle or leg, they could be swept away and drowned by powerful currents below the surface.

      Urban areas are even more dangerous than some of the rural washes shown in these photos. I knew a family whose 8-year-old son jumped into some standing water in the street after a big flood and thunderstorm in Washington DC. There was an electrical cable torn loose by the storm hanging in the water that he very nearly touched and could have died from electrocution.

      Please be safe.

  • Jodi July 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Literally just put away the shovels here in Washington. We have the best neighbors who were willing to get down and dirty to help each other out. What a great place to live. I hope those affected by the weather get all the help they need.

    • FEMA July 27, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Will Washington City request millions and millions of dollars from FEMA like St G seems to do?

  • Julie Applegate July 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I am appalled.at how often people’s home get flooded here. I can’t believe how poorly the drainage systems are planned and built. And then city officials think its an.act of God, and there’s nothing that can be done about it.
    I grew up in Texas, and our neighborhood had storm drains big enough to crawl into. They knew that heavy rain would happen, and they built a drainage systems that could accomadate the big rains. It is possible to do.

    • Big Bob July 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I agree. By the looks of it, Washington needs extensive drainage work to better handle urban flooding. Some pics look as if there are no gutters/sidewalks at all!

    • Prayers July 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Quit complaining about the city. They did an awesome job with the July 24 parade.

    • Annettie Cannavale July 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      I think you’ve got a point. Houses shouldn’t be flooding after six inches of rain, which means they’re either built in dangerous flood zones or the city has insufficient drainage control.

      Wake up St. George, Santa Clara and Washington City: Those sharp dips you put in every city street that bottom out the front of my Camaro five times a week aren’t cutting it.

      • My Evil Twin July 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm

        Did you ever consider slowing down when going through those dips? Or is that just too much trouble?

  • Big Bob July 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Meanwhile, on the west side of town, not a drop. The desert never seizes to amaze me!

    • My dog the crotchsniffer July 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

      The desert never seizes to amaze you????

  • Tyler July 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I love my desert this time of year 🙂

  • Real Life July 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Kudos to StGNews for the pics.

  • Craig July 27, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I thought the drivers were stupid for driving in moving water until I scrolled down and saw the village idiots trying to cross the rushing river.
    WTH is wrong with some of these people? Did the doctors slap their head instead of their a** when they were born?

    • My dog the crotchsniffer July 27, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Maybe it was the religious brainwashing that caused them to act that way. Those religious brainwashed people can’t think right.

      • Cheryl July 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

        This is a CHRISTIAN STATE, I suggest if you don’t like the people that are as you called them, religious brainwashed people, you need to LEAVE the STATE of UTAH. Good bye, and may GOD bless you on your journey!!!!!! Actually it was more than likely all you transplants from CA. that were driving through the water!! 🙂

        • My Evil Twin July 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm

          Thank you so much for your truly Christian request that people who disagree with you, leave. That is surely the personification of the Christian attitude and values.
          Oh yes, your comments about the California transplants is also so much in line with Christianity. You are truly blessed to have such a warm, loving heart, open to all people everywhere.

        • My dog the crotchsniffer July 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

          It’s a mormon state, not a christian state. Don’t be so brainwashed to call them christians. Big difference. Christians don’t believe in multiple gods of planets with harems of polygamist wives. Flooding must put water on the brain for anyone to believe that crapola.

          • Annettie Cannavale July 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm

            Shame on all you making inappropriate comments on this thread. People’s homes are flooded and damaged and all you can think about is juvenile bickering over an unrelated and quite frankly, unimportant issue. I suggest you take your Christianity and sarcasm somewhere else. Have a little respect and sensitivity for the people in your community.

    • Washaway July 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

      And they keep breeding them! Darwin awards for sure……

  • Prayers July 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Don’t be discouraged by all this rain and flooding. God has a plan.

  • Ron Dossey July 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    When is Hurricane, City of Washington, and St. George going to get serious about flooding. They need to upgrade storm drains, concrete flood control channels. Beform more homes are destroyed.

    • My dog the crotchsniffer July 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Bad flood controls guarantees St George more FEMA money. St George is serious about being a drain on FEMA money.

      • Who's the crotch sniffer? July 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        Washington County doesn’t get a drop of FEMA money. You’re howling at the moon.

  • Cheryl July 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    It’s really a shame that all some people can do is complain, moan and groan…. If people would do SOMETHING for THEMSELVES and stop depending on the state or government to do everything for them, they would be better off. If you live where you know it’s going to flood or damage your property, do something, get off your butt’s and do something!!!! STOP COMPLAINING, we live in a BEAUTIFUL PLACE, help out!!!!!!

    • My dog the crotchsniffer July 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Just as irritating to hear “My heart goes out…” or people calling for prayers instead of doing something, helping out. Here’s how it goes “OMG, someone’s house got flooded! My Heart goes out! Prayers that they get the mess cleaned up!”

    • Who's the crotch sniffer? July 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Washington County doesn’t get a drop of FEMA money. You’re howling at the moon.

  • My Evil Twin July 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Well, I can’t find a lot of sympathy for folks who build in an obvious flood plain. But I certainly do sympathize when folks build in a suitable location, then have the misfortune to have a developer come in near them and instantly turn their property into a flood zone. It happens way to often here, due to a lack of oversight by the various planning/engineering departments.

    • Paul Jensen July 27, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Yup that’s exactly what has happened to us. We got flooded. Our house at Graham Manor and Buena Vista in Washington has been here for nearly 20 years and never flooded once. Now since the development has begun 1/4 mile up the road from us we have been flooded 3 times in the last month. All one has to do is walk up the street to see where all the water and mud is coming from. I think it’s about time we see what kind of insurance this developer has.

  • New home owner July 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Prayers to all. Help your neighbor its the right thing to do. If these home owners are like me; I checked fema maps, spoke with the city, checked with the insurance company,and checked with neighbors who has lived where I do for the last floods in the Saint George and surrounding area andI was told no flooding has happened where my home is. Flash floods in the desert can show up anywhere and at any time. Some of the people in my development were flooded and I’m sure they are as shocked as I would be if it happened to me.(which it didn’t thank God)/ Shame on crotchsniffer for your comments. I find them rude, and I am not LDS, FLDS, many different cultures, religions, people of faith or not believe in the power of energy in thoughts, or prayers.

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