Flood damages homes where Sanpete County fire burned
A Monday afternoon thunderstorm dropped more water than the burn-scarred mountains in Sanpete and Carbon counties could absorb.
At about 2:10 p.m., the Sanpete County Sheriff's Office received a call of a flash flood south of Fountain Green. The National Weather Service reported damage to multiple homes south of Fountain Green. The sheriff's office reported damage to two homes and to an unknown acreage of farm land.
A heavy amount of debris flowed down several drainages from the Wood Hollow Fire burn scar toward Fountain Green.
State Road 132 was closed as debris flowed over the road in Sanpete County for most of the late afternoon and evening. It was reopened around 10 p.m.
The National Weather Service reported there has been damage to multiple homes in areas between Fountain Green and the burn scar on the mountains to the east.
More than 1Â½ inches of rainfall was reported within an hour in the area during the storm, the National Weather Service reported.
On the other side of the mountains to the east, rains also wrecked havoc also on burn scars.
The rains shoved a debris flow down the mountains from the Seeley Fire burn scar in the areas of Hughes, Nuk Woodward and Shute drainage areas. The National Weather Service estimated .3 inches of rain created the flood.
Since the wildfire was put out, there have been an estimated seven debris flows in the area.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Seaman said the storms could reach Salt Lake City by Tuesday, but the northern part of the state should dry out by Wednesday. Southern Utah, though, will likely see wet weather through the end of the week, Seaman said.
Temperatures could reach the 80s in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The highs should be around 90 in St. George and 80 in Cedar City, with a chance of thunderstorms.