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Herbert surveys flood damage in St. George, where a state of emergency has been declared

(Chris Caldwell | The Spectrum via AP) A car comes to rest between I-15 and the Dixie Convention Center after flood water moved barricades and washed away the shoulder Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

A state of emergency was declared in St. George on Monday, according to a FOX 13 report, after heavy rains late Sunday flooded Interstate 15 and caused several sinkholes, stalling cars and leaving roads littered with debris.

“I had the opportunity to visit today with @Cityofstgeorge officials to survey the damage caused by severe thunderstorms,” Gov. Gary Herbert tweeted after a quick trip to the region. “Response teams have done a tremendous job responding to the flooding and enabling roads to be reopened.”

Video from the National Weather Service in Las Vegas showed a car stalled in water at least a foot deep on I-15 at Dixie Drive in St. George, and city officials reported flooding in multiple sites.


A sinkhole also had developed near the Ramada Inn on St. George Boulevard, and a power line was down near the St. George Temple, city officials said.


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