Saint George Flash Floods Damage Homes, Businesses

Jul 16, 2012

Sunday, the national weather service issued a flash flood warning for areas of Washington county Utah, Lincoln county Nevada, and Mohave county Arizona. And as it turns out, they had it spot on. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Residents living along streams and creeks were asked to take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

Indeed, some St. George streets were soaked with as much as two feet of standing water after heavy rains fell for nearly an hour flooding homes and businesses. Damage assessments are still being made. 

The national weather service also warns that most flood deaths occur in automobiles. One should never attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile. 

“Turn around. Don’t drown” is the advice.