Storm leaves residents filling sandbags

Sep 11, 2013

Heavy rainstorms left some Southern Utah residents filling sandbags today. Streets in the Angel Heights neighborhood of Hurricane were covered with debris after water spilled over a cliff in the area, filling the roadway with mud and rock. The storm forced the closure of multiple streets. 

Debris fills the road at 2050 South 160 West in Hurricane.
Debris fills the road at 2050 South 160 West in Hurricane.
Credit Hurricane City Police Department

Flooding in the 2050 South 160 West neighborhood began around 10 a.m. and continued across town as addition storm cells passed through the region.

Police Sergeant Brandon Buell said the city provided assistance to residents experiencing flooding.

“We’ve provided sandbags for people who need them... and sand for them to fill so they can help keep water out of their homes,” Buell said.

10 homes were reported to have minor damage following the storm, including flooded basements.

Most of the state was under a National Weather Service flash flood watch today, which stretched from Zion National Park to Cache Valley.