Flash Flooding In S Utah

September 30, 2014
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flood 7flood 8flood 2(Undated)-Homeowners tried to de-muck their homes and businesses dug out Monday after record rains this weekend caused flash flooding in Moab, and in Cache and Carbon counties. Nearly 1 inch of rain fell Sunday on Price in Carbon County. Two dozen homes were inundated at that Pilling’s Trailer Court in Carbonville, near Price, forcing residents into shelters set up by the Utah Red Cross. In all, according to Carbon County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Stefanoff, 45 homes sustained varying degrees of damage from floodwaters.

In Moab, a fast moving but heavy monsoon storm dumped mud a debris down several roadways and parking lots throughout the community. Particularly hard hit was the Jackson and Boulder streets area where mud rock, garbage cans and flower pots floated downhill. Employees at Southesastern Appliance watched in amazement…

The Oreilly Auto Parts store had mud pilled a foot deep in its parking lot and ruddy colored gunk seeped into the store as well. Moab Power Sports, down the road also had muddy water invade the business and mud flowed over a foot deep into the Village Market Parking lot and seeped into the store.

Meanwhile, in south-central Utah, a bridge over the rain-swollen Paria River remained closed Monday after it partially collapsed this weekend and sent an Italian tourist couple’s car plunging into the water.

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