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Southern Utah prepares for 4th day of flooding

Jul 27, 2022, 5:11 PM | Updated: 6:48 pm
FILE: Cars enter Zion's National Park on Sept. 15, 2015, in Springdale, Utah. (Photo by George Frey...
FILE: Cars enter Zion's National Park on Sept. 15, 2015, in Springdale, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — The flash flood watch is entering its fourth day in areas of southern Utah.

According to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, many national parks and counties in the area are under the “probable” status for flash floods as of Wednesday and will go into Thursday.

“A flood watch will continue through tomorrow evening for the 4th day in a row for southern Utah,” reads the tweet from the NWS.

The areas under the probable status by the NWS are:

  • Arches National Park,
  • Bryce Canyon National Park,
  • Canyonlands National Park,
  • Capitol Reef National Park,
  • Glen Canyon National Park,
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante,
  • Natural Bridges,
  • Grand Gultch,
  • San Rafael Swell,
  • and Zion National Park.

The NWS asks visitors and residents to check in at local visitor centers of these parks and recreational areas before visiting them.

“Make sure to check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading out and have a plan if threatening weather approaches,” the NWS tweeted.

As of  Tuesday, many roads and bridges were flooded in areas of southern Utah, like a sinkhole swallowing a car in St. George and a FedEx driver unable to cross broken roads.

The NWS believes this storm will last until Friday and asks everyone to be prepared.

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Southern Utah prepares for 4th day of flooding