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  • Massive Monsoon Thunderstorm Slams Kanab
    by Mark Foley, Contributor
    Published - 07/31/10 - 10:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    Kanab Flooding (KFD photo/Mark Foley)
    (Kanab, UT) - Heavy monsoon rains caused extensive flooding Saturday morning and some damage in the city of Kanab and surrounding areas. The Kanab Fire Department, Kane County Search & Rescue, utility companies, and scores of local volunteers have been out since before dawn unclogging storm drains, building sand bag barricades, and engineering the clean up.

    Kanab Fire Chief Joe Decker said as a result of these efforts, major roads in and through Kanab are clear and open to vehicle traffic. Electricity and telephone services are working normally, and Kanab hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, and other business are also still open for business, he said.

    Local emergency response services are being coordinated from the Kanab Fire Station at 601 South 100 East, Decker said. Kanab area residents may stop by the fire station to pick up sand bags as needed to protect their homes and property. Volunteers are also welcome to stop by the station to help fill sand bags.

    Further flooding and damage is possible, as tonight's weather forecast calls for a 50% chance of heavy rain, with a flash flood watch in effect. Citizens are encouraged to limit their driving through flood-damaged areas to keep roads clear for emergency response teams. Kanab residents should also tune in to Kane County Emergency Services Radio FM 91.1 for updates and additional emergency information.
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