Hildale police chief urges caution after flood closes crossings, damages homes

Short Creek floods onto a road in Hildale, Utah, Monday.

Short Creek floods onto a road in Hildale, Utah, Monday. (Screenshot taken from video submitted by Edward Thompson, St. George News)



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HILDALE — A "significant flood" in Hildale caused all Short Creek wash crossings to close for multiple hours on Monday, Hildale Fire Chief Kevin Barlow said.

The Hildale Fire Department closed down the first Short Creek crossing at 4 p.m. Some houses in town experienced internal flooding as well.

Robb Radley, Hildale's chief of police, cautioned residents to not get too close to river edges during flood watches.

"We ask people to be very, very cautious and not get close to the edges of the river," he said. "Pay attention and look upstream for waves where more water comes down. One second can seem safe where you're standing, but within seconds that can change. Sometimes a wall of water can come from behind where you're watching.

Read the full article at St. George News.

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