Preliminary information shows that Cedar City received over two (2) inches of rain in approximately one (1) hour, which categorizes yesterday’s storm as an estimated 500-year frequency flooding event in some areas. The amount of rain in such a short period of time overwhelmed flood control structures and resulted in localized flooding in areas of our City. The flooding impacted public infrastructure, private residential homes and apartments, businesses, and churches. Some of the residential units were left un-inhabitable.
City crews have been working to assess damage, clear debris out of roadways, pump water out of buildings and assist residents in need. The city will continue these efforts in the days ahead.