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Rain, floods impact Utahns across the state

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Another round of storms made its way across Utah Sunday, resulting in flash floods and flooded streets.

The National Weather Service issued multiple flash flooding warnings throughout the day for areas including Davis, Emery, Garfield and Wayne counties.

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

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

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

Bountiful police warned of potential flooding on Facebook and directed residents to call 801-298-6299 for info about flooding and sandbags.

Stockton police in Tooele County told people to stay away from Soldier Canyon because of "major" flooding.

The agency said flooded streets were spotted in Salt Lake City and Orem, while severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout northern Utah.

"We are seeing way too many videos of cars driving through flood waters. We don't say this for kicks ... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!" the agency tweeted.

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