State of Emergency Due to Severe Flooding in Cedar City

Published: July 26, 2021 | Author: Southern Utah University | Category: Community Outreach

Earlier this evening, Mayor Wilson-Edwards declared a state of emergency in Cedar City due to severe flooding. City officials are assessing the damage and are working with a number of jurisdictions and community partners to provide resources and support to those affected. A command post has been set up and city, county, and Southern Utah University officials are working together to evaluate the situation, provide ongoing resources, and focus on power and infrastructure restoration.

The flooding that occurred today and over the last several days in the community is devastating. Our hearts go out to those that have experienced damage to their property or lost their homes. The greatest concern we have is for the safety of our community. Please continue to help your friends and neighbors, but avoid the roads and stay away from heavily flooded areas as conditions can change quickly.

For anyone impacted by the flooding, an emergency Red Cross shelter has been set up at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints church building at 61 North 900 West in Cedar City. The city is also looking for volunteers to help fill sandbags. Please meet at the Iron County Road Department or at the Enoch City Road Department at 600 East in Enoch.

Additional updates and resources can be found at suu.edu/alerts

 

Joint statement from Cedar City Mayor, Iron County Commissioner and Southern Utah University.


Tags: Cedar City

Contact Information:

Nikki Koontz
435-586-5400
nikkikoontz@suu.edu