Thunderstorm floods dozens of homes in Enoch, Cedar City
ENOCH, Iron County — Up to 50 homes were flooded Friday evening after a thunderstorm rolled through southern Utah. One family was displaced after the power had to be turned off in their home as a safety precaution.
"We have different levels of damage throughout the city," said Enoch police Sgt. Mike Berg.
He said nearly 1,000 volunteers showed up to help the Iron County Emergency Management team fill sandbags as heavy rains flowed from the foothills to the streets, leaving two inches of rain in some basements.
"The water literally rushed off the mountain and straight into the city," Berg said.
Surface streets in Cedar City were also flooded by the 5:30 p.m. downpour and at least one roadway was closed due to excess mud, water and rocks washed down from the storm. City water and sewer systems were unaffected by the storm.
No one was injured and the American Red Cross was assisting the displaced family with housing, clothing and food for the night.
KSL meteorologist Kevin Eubank said a high pressure zone ushered in the storm and rainfall would be limited Saturday, but clouds would still be an issue.
- Lehi toddler killed in accident remembered as...
- Preparing to split up, LDS General Primary...
- A river runs dry: Water and the future of...
- Cyclist killed on training run after...
- Photo gallery: Holi festival immerses Utahns...
- Utah taxpayers will pay millions more in wake...
- American Fork cyclist killed during training...
- Boy, 3, killed in Lehi scooter accident
- BYU student claims he was evicted after... 56
- President Obama to make first trip to... 55
- Sen. Harry Reid's retirement recalls... 39
- Utah taxpayers will pay millions more... 39
- Meetings to resolve Medicaid expansion... 29
- Tea party movement still strong,... 23
- Cyclist killed on training run after... 19
- A river runs dry: Water and the future... 14