Flash flood warning issued for Southern Utah; power outages

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Warning” for portions of Southern Utah including St. George, Cedar City, Kanab, Fillmore, Beaver, Milford, Panguitch and Escalante. The warning is effective from 6 p.m. Friday through late Saturday night.

At 4:25 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated heavy rainfall, with 1-2 inches and greater amounts possible Friday through Saturday night.

Dots denote areas subject to the “Flash Flood Warning,” 5:20 p.m., Southern Utah, Sept. 26, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News
Dots denote areas subject to the “Flash Flood Warning,” 5:20 p.m., Southern Utah, Sept. 26, 2014 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News

At 4:35 p.m. Friday, Rocky Mountain Power confirmed that 375 customers lost power at approximately 3:48 p.m. Friday afternoon. The affected areas at the time of this publication are LaVerkin and Apple Valley. According to information from Rocky Mountain Power, crews are currently in the field patrolling the lines to locate the source of the problem. Estimated time of repair will depend on the cause of the problem, once crews have located it.

Reports are coming in that heavy rainfall in LaVerkin has created standing water in various areas throughout the town.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

Move to higher ground immediately. Act quickly to protect your life.

St. George News Reporter T.S. Romney contributed to this report.

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4 Comments

  • Native born New Mexican September 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I was in this down pour this afternoon . It started to rain a little as we were coming into Hurricane past the IHC building on highway 9. By the time we got to the Hurricane post office it was pouring rain. We drove from the post office up through the neighborhood where the grade school is and past the Hurricane cemetery and then onto highway 9 again and into LaVerkin. In that amount of time the roads turned into rivers and the windshield wipers could not go fast enough. It got a little scary. It is hard to believe that kind of an instantaneous flood until you see it happen.

  • Stan September 27, 2014 at 6:45 am

    That’s a flash flood WATCH not a warning–big difference. Nevertheless, there will likely be some major flash flooding from this system–the radar looks downright scary right now…

  • Visiting Anthropologist September 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Possible to update this story on Saturday with news of what’s happening now?
    Thanks…

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