Storm floods residents in Iron County

By Cristina Rendon

Published 07/27 2013 10:24PM

Updated 07/27 2013 10:31PM

IRON COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A strong, quick moving thunderstorm left residents in Enoch and Cedar City flooded and without power Saturday.

The storm hit Iron County around 6:00 p.m. Cedar City received about two inches of precipitation in less than an hour.

Just as soon as homes and apartments flooded, residents were outside with buckets and brooms trying to sweep away the water.

The storm also knocked out power to approximately 6,000 residents. Rocky Mountain Power worked through the night to restore it.

Cedar City resident J. Kyle Branin said the power was restored at his apartment by 9:00 p.m., but it remained out for people in Enoch.

ABC 4 Utah Reporter Cristina Rendon also spoke with Steve Oliver, manager of the Windsor and Shady Brook Apartments in Cedar City. He said a handful of apartments were flooded by the water.

“[The rain] was pretty heavy,” Oliver said. “It looked like a river in our parking lot.”

Oliver said most of the water was cleaned out Saturday evening, but the work would continue.

Residents helped each other clean up and fill sandbags as Iron County prepared for a second round of thunderstorms on Sunday.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office said if anyone needs sandbags they are located next to the Search and Rescue Building located at 1542 W. Kitty Hawk Drive.

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