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Photos/videos: Rain causes flooding on Cedar City streets, in residences

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 00:03:54-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah — As Flash Flood Warnings were issued for areas across southern Utah, especially slot canyons and washes, Cedar City was hit by heavy rain and flooding in residential areas.

The National Weather Service tweeted this video of the heavy rain and strong winds Monday afternoon:

Jesse Harris captured some of the muddy water flowing down his street:

Cedar City flooding (Video: Jesse Harris)

Utah Department of Transportation traffic cameras in the area showed roads covered in water, requiring drivers to use limited lanes or slowly drive through the flooded areas at the direction of police.

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The rain has even caused flooding on the basement and ground-floor levels of some houses and apartment buildings, seen in the video and photos below.

Cedar City flooding (Video: Jordan Porcaro)
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Significant flooding was also seen outside Southern Utah University.

More videos from flash flooding in the area:

Flash flood video via Trace Estes

Later Monday evening, Iron County Commissioner Paul Cozzens posted on Facebook that it was "great to see our community come together to help those in need."

He also informed residents that there is no charge this week for taking household waste from the flood to the landfill, and there are sandbags available at the County Road Shed on Kittyhawk.