Floods turn downtown Salt Lake City into a 'river' as severe thunderstorms lash city

'Pretty serious flooding in the intersection on 200 East 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City!' one user said


                            Floods turn downtown Salt Lake City into a 'river' as severe thunderstorms lash city
Salt Lake City flooded after severe storm (Twitter: @CourtneyLTanner)

With storms moving through Utah, three counties are under a flash flood warning and one area had earlier reports of flooded homes as precipitation continues. 

From Cedar City to Bountiful, heavy rain and hail flooded streets sealed down parts of Interstate 15, and brought a deluge in many parts of Utah on Sunday, August 1. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Davis County east of Bountiful until 11 pm. In Tooele, there were shots of a flooded Main Street and in Salt Lake County, officials urged drivers to avoid swamped streets, as torrential rain, severe thunderstorms and gusting winds up to 50 mph pounded the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas on Sunday, August 1 evening.

READ MORE

Hurricane Elsa could hit US on July 6: Category 1 storm racing toward Florida

FIRST ALERT: Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Western Massachusetts

SLC's Police Department tweeted, "Sunday | 8:00 PM - Please use caution if traveling outside. There is localized street flooding in parts of downtown #SLC. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around. Check the local news or @NWSSaltLakeCity for the latest information on storm watches & warnings. #utwx #utah." They also shared a video and wrote, "Sunday 8:26 PM - This video taken near the Public Safety Building along 400 S. and 300 E. in downtown #SLC shows some of the localized street flooding occurring during this evening’s storm. Please be cautious while traveling. #utwx #[email protected]"



 



 

One person shared a video from the Salt Lake City and wrote, "Pretty serious flooding in the intersection on 200 East 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City! ⁦@BenWinslow." Chase Thomason tweeted, "Wow! Dangerous driving right now in Salt Lake City. Turn around, don’t drown. #utwx." One said, "See videos of the rainstorm that transformed Salt Lake City’s streets into rivers."



 



 



 

Debbie Worthen tweeted, "Flooded roads in Salt Lake City. And, lots of flooding in many other parts of the state too." One person wrote, "Salt Lake is flooding in areas. Stay safe, my friends. Mama will be home by September to make sure yer all okay."



 



 

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514