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Zion Canyon Medical Clinic Closed Due To Flash Flooding Damage

Jul 2, 2021, 3:43 PM | Updated: Jul 9, 2021, 4:44 pm
Flash flooding in Zion National Park causes serious damage to the Zion Canyon Medical Clinic, forci...
Flash flooding in Zion National Park causes serious damage to the Zion Canyon Medical Clinic, forcing the owners to close.

SPRINGDALE, Utah — The Zion Canyon Medical Clinic has closed for the first time in more than 35 years after flash floods caused extensive damage to the building.

The extreme weather occurred Tuesday afternoon in Zion National Park and other parts of southern Utah.

“Two inches of muddy flood water saturated the floors and swept away the detached storage unit. Our two full-time medical assistants had a total loss of their vehicles due to the impact of flood water, rocks and debris,” read the Rebuild Zion Canyon Medical Clinic GoFundMe page.

Dramatic video showed the moment water came rushing down the road, forcing a few parked vehicles to move as well as the detached storage unit. 

Officials said the clinic is run by Mike and Helen McMahan, who donate their time so the clinic can stay open and pay some salaried employees, but they do not receive any form of government funding.

Mike and Helen McMahan

“For the first time in our history, we are reaching out to our community of supporters for financial donations to cover unexpected costs related to the recent disaster,” Helen said. “We are passionate about our services and recognize that our clinic is an integral part of the Zion Canyon community of visitors and residents.”

Anyone who would like to help can do so by donating at the Rebuild Zion Canyon Medical Clinic’s *GoFundMe page.

*KSL-TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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Zion Canyon Medical Clinic Closed Due To Flash Flooding Damage