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43924Re: flash in the narrows

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  • luvs_to_hike
    Aug 1, 2007

      It's a mess here!  Trees falling...   floods...  expecting power to go out for another few hours tonight!  Ouch!!!! 

      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > Church group narrowly escapes Zion flooding
      > kpeterson@... <mailto:kpeterson@...
      > ST. GEORGE - A church group of about 30 people in the lower part of The
      > Narrows at Zion National Park had to escape to higher ground Friday when
      > the North Fork of the Virgin River flash-flooded from heavy rains.
      > Park superintendent Jock Whitworth said the group had hiked about three
      > miles up the canyon and was making its way back when the water came up
      > on them. He said they climbed atop some boulders to escape the flood.
      > A few people got off the boulders before the water subsided. One woman
      > lost her footing and was washed down the river for about a quarter of a
      > mile before she was able to work her way out.
      > Whitworth said a visitor waded across the river to give her a towel to
      > dry off and she waited there until park rangers came to help her back
      > across the river.
      > Whitworth said another group was still camping in The Narrows Saturday,
      > but is not expected to come out until late in the evening. Park
      > officials are waiting to see if they make it out safely.
      > Whitworth cautions people to watch weather forecasts and if rain comes
      > and the water starts to rise, move to higher ground and stay there until
      > the water subsides.
      > http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/NEWS01/70\
      > 7290305/1002
      > <http://www.thespectrum.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070729/NEWS01/7\
      > 07290305/1002>

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