Flash flood in Utah causes evacuations, power outages | National/World


ST. GEORGE, Utah — The St. George area along the border between Utah and Arizona was inundated with flash floods after a torrential downpour on Sunday.

A large thunderstorm rained down more than an inch of water throughout the area.

St. George Police Officer Tiffany Atkin told residents to stay inside and away from the flooded streets.

Homes throughout the region reported flooding and some student housing around Dixie State University had to be evacuated, The Spectrum reported.

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Officials believe a large sinkhole outside a hotel swallowed a car. Cars traveling along Interstate 15 sank nearly to their windows from the flooding. A downed power line shut off power in some places.

The area hadn’t received any significant precipitation the entire summer.

By 10:30 p.m., the eye of the storm had passed, but flooding was still being reported in some areas.

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