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Flash Flood Wreaks Havoc Near Arizona-Utah Border

Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)

The St. George area along the Arizona-Utah border was inundated with flash floods after a torrential downpour. A large thunderstorm produced more than an inch of water Sunday throughout the area.

St. George Police told residents to stay inside and away from the flooded streets. The Spectrum newspaper reports homes throughout the region experienced flooding and some student housing around Dixie State University had to be evacuated. Cars traveling along Interstate 15 sank nearly to their windows from the flooding, and law enforcement officials believe a large sinkhole outside a hotel swallowed a car. A downed power line shut off power in some places. The St. George area hadn’t received any significant precipitation the entire summer.