Utah flash floods, 16 dead, 4 missing in the worst weather related incident
Flash Flood in Utah has taken the life of as many as 16 people. Latest reports suggest that four people are still missing following the floods, whose devastation is visible across the area.
Flash floods created havoc over a large area as sudden water rushed to Utah-Arizona border towns of Colorado City and Hildale. Vehicles were tossed from one location to other locations and people are still trying to find out as to what has remained intact.
Latest reports coming from Arizona-Utah border area suggest that at least two communities have lost substantially in the flash floods. Experts believe that it is â€œone of the worst weather-related disasters in the history of Utahâ€.
While talking about the latest tragedy, Spencer Cox, the state’s lieutenant governor told the media, â€œObviously this is one of the worst weather-related disasters in the history of the state of Utahâ€¦Because of that, we’re bringing the full resources of the state to bearâ€.
As things become rather clear, it is said that the flash flood swept down out of the cliffs separating Hildale from Zion National Park’s boundaries Monday filling the waterway that gives the two largely polygamous towns their common name.
Some daredevil local residents who kept their nerves and tried to shoot video have given us some insight as to how powerful the flash flood was. A local resident in Hildale shot a video that showed at least three vehicles being swept away by a torrent that swelled to a massive size, plunging the vehicles over a waterfall-like drop as the flash flood turned a stretch of the creek bed into a yawning chasm. Officials donâ€™t have much hope about survival of the missing people.