43925Re: flash in the narrows
- Aug 1, 2007We got the same storm in T-ville yet Hurricane was almost dry.
LaVerkin Cr behind the house is really flashing.
--- In Zion_National_Park_Hiking@yahoogroups.com, luvs_to_hike
> It's a mess here! Trees falling... floods... expecting power to
> out for another few hours tonight! Ouch!!!!of
> --- 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
> > Narrows at Zion National Park had to escape to higher ground
> whencame up
> > the North Fork of the Virgin River flash-flooded from heavy rains.
> > Park superintendent Jock Whitworth said the group had hiked about
> > miles up the canyon and was making its way back when the water
> > on them. He said they climbed atop some boulders to escape theflood.
> > A few people got off the boulders before the water subsided. One
> > lost her footing and was washed down the river for about aquarter of
> atowel to
> > mile before she was able to work her way out.
> > Whitworth said a visitor waded across the river to give her a
> > dry off and she waited there until park rangers came to help herback
> > across the river.comes
> > Whitworth said another group was still camping in The Narrows
> > 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
> > and the water starts to rise, move to higher ground and stay thereAID=/20070729/NEWS01/70\
> > the water subsides.
> > 7290305/1002
> > 07290305/1002>
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