Homes damaged, streets submerged as flash flood hits Kanab

Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 10:58:00-04

KANAB, Utah -- The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for parts of southern and central Utah Wednesday, and video from Kanab shows streets covered in water.

The Flash Flood Watch is expected to remain in effect through midnight Wednesday for central and southern Utah, and it includes the Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Utah's Dixie and Zion National Park among other areas.

Thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall are expected. Skyler Judd sent several videos shot in Kanab Wednesday afternoon that showed water covering streets and some vehicles stopped amid the water with hazard lights activated.

The Kane County Sheriff's Office said the flooding in Kanab has impacted streets and yards, and officials said at least half a dozen homes have sustained water damage. So far there have not been any reports of injuries associated with the flooding. Photos showed Kanab residents filling sandbags to hold back the water.

Sheriff Tracy Glover said the rain sent water over a dike on the north west side of town, filling streets with water and damaging several homes. Public works crews have stopped the flow of water into Kanab.