News / Utah / 

St. George preps for possible flooding

St. George preps for possible flooding



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

Related topics

Utah
ksl.com

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast