St. George preps for possible flooding

St. George preps for possible flooding


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ST. GEORGE - Heavy rains have soaked already saturated soil in Southern Utah and prompted flood warnings for Washington and parts of Kane County.

"We're expecting it to rain for three more days," said Larry Dunn with the National Weather Service. "It's going to bring the rivers up even higher, more flooding, possibly major flooding."

The National Weather Service says if the rains continue areas could experience similar flooding to 2005.

Officials with St. George say they're more prepared and have taken precautions to minimize the threat as much as possible.

"When it flooded back in '05 or whatever it was it got a little bit higher," said St. George resident Ashton Dodge. "But we've still got a lot of weather to go and it will probably get higher."

Officials say they have thousands of sandbags on hand ready to fill.

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