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Emergency Declared for Iron County Areas Flooded Over Weekend

A sustained thunder storm on Friday dumped 2 inches of rain in about 20 minutes on central Iron County, overwhelming city streets and resulting in flooded basements in some 80 homes in the town of Enoch.

Tuesday, Enoch's Mayor Bob Rasmussen declared a state of emergency enabling the town just north of Cedar City to tap into state and federal relief funding.

The volunteer effort has also played a significant part in the clean-up. Some 700 community members have assisted neighbors in mopping up after Friday's flooding.