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  • Kanab in Recovery From Saturday Heavy Rain Fall Flooding
    by Duane Huffman, Contributor
    Published - 08/02/10 - 01:25 PM | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    Kanab flood clean-up (KFD photo/Mark Foley)
    (Kanab, UT) - Heavy monsoon rains Friday night and Saturday morning caused extensive flooding and some damage in the city of Kanab, Utah and surrounding areas. A local hydrologist estimates that two inches of rain fell during a 45-minute period in the early morning hours on Saturday.

    Over 2,300 volunteer hours were put in over the weekend unclogging storm drains, building sand bag barricades, and engineering the clean up. The City expresses profound thanks to the volunteers, the Kanab City Fire, Public Works, Police Departments, the Kane County Sheriff’s Department and Search and Rescue, and the Bureau of Land Management, and scores of others that worked throughout the weekend and continue to help.

    As a result of these efforts, major roads in and through Kanab are clear and open to vehicle traffic. Electricity, telephone, and internet services are working normally, and Kanab hotels, grocery stores, gas stations, and other business are also still open for business.

    The Kanab City Fire Department and its partners continue to monitor weather patterns and encourages residents and business to remain alert to flash flood watches and warnings issued periodically by the National Weather Service. Kanab residents and visitors should also tune in to Kane County Emergency Services Radio FM 91.1 for updates and additional emergency information.

    There have been no reports of injuries or deaths related to the flooding, and Kanab City is currently assessing damages to infrastructure, homes, and businesses, but no immediate estimates are available. Residents may report damages and clean-up needs to the City Office at (435) 644-2534.

    Kanab City is currently investigating what available resources amy exist to assist residents and businesses that were impacted by the storms.

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    August 02, 2010
    I am so grateful to all that put in so many hours to help clean up and prevent future flooding. There is rain in the forecast for the remainder of this week so batten down yur hatches!
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