Flooding in parts of Utah as flash flood warnings issued across multiple counties

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 20:21:24-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Flooding was seen around parts of southern Utah Thursday as flash flood warnings were issued for multiple counties. Severe storms brought rain and hail to cities such as Richfield and Milton.

Viewers shared with FOX 13 video of the flooding, showing feet of water on the roadways and rain pelting neighborhoods.

Richfield Flooding

A flash flood warning was issued Thursday for portions of Garfield, Wayne Kane counties, along with areas just south of Bryce Canyon National Park until 10:45 p.m.

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The Garfield County Sheriff's Office said there was a lot of water, but no damage in the area of Highway 12 and milemarker 18.5.

Flash Flood Warning Garfield-Kane 7-22

Escalante is under a similar flash flood warning until 8:15 p.m.

Another flash flood warning was issued for the southeastern section of Zion National Park, including Pine Creek, Spry Canyon, Shelf Canyon, and Lower Clear Creek until 5:45 p.m.

ZNP Flood 7-22

An earlier flood advisory for the western parts of Cedar City through Enoch was in effect until 3:15 p.m. as heavy rains pounded southern Utah.

A Significant Weather Advisory was issued for southwestern Garfield County that lasted until 2:30 p.m. with the area hit by heavy rainfall.

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Areas in the southern portion of the state have already been hit with severe thunderstorm warnings, which expired at 1:45 p.m.

The Salt Lake City office of the National Weather Service shared radar that showed thunderstorms growing in the central and southern Utah, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

Flash flooding potential was listed as "expected" for Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and south of Bryce Canyon National Park. Floods in nearby areas were considered "possible."

Flash Flood Watch 7-22