Flash Flood Watch Issued for Sweetwater County Through Tonight

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Sweetwater County Through Tonight

Here is just some of the flooding that took place in downtown Rock Springs. Downtown Rock Springs Facebook photo

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The United States National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning for Sweetwater County starting at noon today and running through 11 tonight.

According to the NWS Riverton office, the Flash Flood Watch will include portions of Sweetwater, Sublette and Lincoln counties. Cities included in this warning are Rock Springs, Green River, Big Piney, Kemmerer, South Pass, Atlantic City, and Jeffrey City.

“Slow moving thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain may results in flash flooding, including debris flows from are burn scars,” according to the NWS.

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Backcountry roads, particularly those vulnerable to flash flooding, may become impassable or cut off.

United States National Weather Service Riverton Office graph

Storms passing through Rock Springs have already caused damage to homes and businesses.

According to the Red Cross of Wyoming, they are assisting nine adults and eight children affected by a flood in multiple locations in Rock Springs on Saturday morning, July 31. Assistance was provided for immediate needs and further assistance will be provided as needed.

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