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Heavy Rain Causes Flash Flooding In Southern Utah


Residents of southern Utah are looking at several days to weeks of cleanup after heavy rains on Wednesday caused flash flooding.Unfortunately, this isn’t the only major flooding event Utah has experienced this year. There have been several other flash flood events throughout central and southern Utah this summer that have damaged homes and businesses.

According to the National Weather Service, some areas saw up to six feet of water.

Governor Spencer Cox says state emergency officers are assisting local officials in Hanksville and the surrounding areas.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!