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43925Re: flash in the narrows

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  • wininzion
    Aug 1, 2007
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      We got the same storm in T-ville yet Hurricane was almost dry.
      LaVerkin Cr behind the house is really flashing.

      Be safe,
      Win

      --- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike
      <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > 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
      > > BY KEN PETERSON
      > > 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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