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Focus Turns From Fires to Flooding in Southern Utah

Focus Turns From Fires to Flooding in Southern Utah



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Concerns in southern Utah have turned from wildfires to flooding.

Residents are still cleaning up from a Friday storm that dumped about an inch of rain in 20 minutes, and more thunderstorms are forecast for today.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the area from noon today through this evening.

Marc Mortenson, assistant to the St. George City Manager, says city crews are on standby and sandbags will be available at the Re-use Center.

He says the biggest problem with the storms are the lack of warning and the amount of rain, which overwhelmed the city's storm drain system.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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