Heavy rainfall in southern Utah, flash flood warning issued

Posted at 5:41 PM, Jul 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-18 22:01:21-04

SOUTHERN, Utah — Heavy rain is hitting southern Utah Saturday, and the National Weather Service has issued various flood and storm warnings for Kane, Garfield, Iron and Washington counties.

There is a flash flood warning and a flash flood watch in Washington County, and there are similar warnings for other portions of southern Utah. Click here for the complete list of areas affected and the most up to date information on flood warnings. 

According to one flash flood warning, about 1.5 inches of rain fell in a very short period of time and flash flooding is occurring in Hildale, near the Utah-Arizona border.

As of just before 8 p.m., Washington County Dispatch officials said they had received reports of a lot of water in many places but no reports of damages from flooding.

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