A stream of storms is moving through southern Utah. Washington and Garfield Counties Under Alerts – St. George News
Standing water was seen around Kanab on Wednesday after an afternoon storm September 13, 2023 | Photo from the City of Knapp Facebook page, St. George News
street. George — Southeast Washington County, specifically Hilldale, is under a Flash Flood Warning until 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City issued the alert shortly after 4 p.m., according to a news release. At approximately 5:46 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms bringing heavy rain to Hilldale. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain fell
Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin soon. Hildale/Colorado City’s serve was sent wide
– Water accumulating on roads in cities.
The Weather Service warns that life-threatening flash flooding in creeks, creeks, urban areas, highways, streets and tunnels is continuing or expected to begin soon.
Additionally, drivers are reminded to turn around — and not drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads, the weather service said.
Garfield County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7:45 p.m
According to a news release, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 7 miles north of Bryce Canyon National Park, or 31 miles west of Escalante, moving southeast at 15 mph.
Half-inch hailstones are possible around the park, Ruby’s Inn, Tropic and State Route 12, between mile markers 9 and 24.
Earlier in the afternoon, a powerful cell dropped heavy rain on Kanab, causing localized flooding and large pools of water around the city. A Kanab City Facebook post showed the following:
Thank you to all who are serving your neighbors today. Community members filling sandbags, shoveling driveways, and pumping water from their neighbors’ homes are proof of how great it is to live in Kanab.
Click here to view the NWS radar.
Updated September 13, 2023 at 6 p.m.: Update of alert extension until 8pm and rainfall totals.
Updated September 13, 7:25 p.m: Adds a severe thunderstorm warning for Garfield County.
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