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Streets flooded, trees damaged after severe thunderstorm hits Wasatch Front

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 00:23:27-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Streets are flooded and trees damaged after a severe thunderstorm hit parts of Salt Lake and Utah Counties Thursday evening.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Salt Lake and Utah counties that was lifted at 7:45 p.m.

Homes in Mapleton were evacuated as concerns for a mudslide grew due to the vulnerability of the land left by the Ether Hollow Fire. Around six inches of rain was on the roads Thursday night and residents were still evacuated. Officials are monitoring the burn scar and drainage in the area. No injuries or damage has been reported.

Residents saw winds up to 60 miles per hour, penny sized hail and rain during the storm.

NWS reports the Salt Lake City International Airport saw 56 mile per hour wind gusts during the storm.

In Murray, neighbors went outside after the storm to find a tree that had blown over during the storm.

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Locations impacted include Salt Lake City, Bountiful, North Salt Lake, Woods Cross, Summit Park, Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City International Airport, University Of Utah and Sugarhouse and many other cities across the Wasatch Front.

Torrential rainfall occurred with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Over 6,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers were experiencing outages due to the storm as of 8:30 p.m. Thursday. It is unknown when power will be restored to all customers.