Utah storms: Rain, flash floods impact Salt Lake City, Cedar City

Another round of storms swept across Utah on Sunday, causing flash floods and flooded roads.

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flood warnings throughout the day for areas such as Davis, Emery, Garfield, and Wayne Counties.

Earlier in the day, Enoch experienced a flash flood emergency in southern Utah. The American Red Cross set up an evacuation center in a church building at 61 N. 900 West in Cedar City for residents of both cities affected by flooding.

Flash floods fill a yard in Enoch on Aug 1, 2021. Matt McAneney

In Tooele County, 25 homes were damaged after a flash flood at 6:30 p.m. Residents have been encouraged to call 435-833-8155 if they need sandbags or want someone to assess the damage to their home, according to assistant district manager Britany Lopez.

The generous police warned of possible flooding on Facebook and instructed residents to call 801-298-6299 for information on floods and sandbags.

Stockton Police in Tooele County urged people to stay away from Soldier Canyon because of “major” floods.

The agency said flooded roads were sighted in Salt Lake City and Orem, while severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across northern Utah.

“We see way too many videos of cars going through floods. the agency tweeted.

8:10 p.m. – There is heavy rain almost everywhere in the Salt Lake Valley! You don’t see that every day. Heavy rain, flash floods and limited visibility are short-term threats! #UTwx pic.twitter.com/txRmg3ri6r

– NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 2, 2021

The Utah Department of Transportation reported road weather or flooding in northern Utah and said both Little Cottonwood Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon were closed due to the weather.

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