Flash Flood Warning: Pictures Show Downpour, Flooded Streets in Cedar City
Monsoonal storms brought torrential rain to Cedar City Thursday, resulting in street flooding, along with some reported residential and commercial business flooding.
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City issued a Flash Flood Warning from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. in South Central Iron County, stating that "doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 0.75 and 1.75 inches of rain have fallen," said the weather service in an alert that came out at 3:08 p.m.
The alert went on to state that "additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area."
The weather service also cautioned that "life threatening flash flooding" could occur in "creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses."
Iron County School District also alerted parents to bussing delays as a result of the downpour. The warning, which came by text, also stated that some younger students were being held at schools because "conditions in some areas mean it is not safe to release children to walk home."
Nikki Koontz, Director of Marketing and Communication at Southern Utah University said that SUU facilities crews were still "accessing the situation on campus."
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.