Gov. Herbert declares state of emergency in advance of potential flooding in burn scar areas

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an executive order Tuesday afternoon declaring a state of emergency due to potential flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Utah as what remains of Tropical Storm Rosa moves across the state. Communities near burn scars created by recent wildfires are at increased risk for flash flooding and debris flow.

The governor issued the following statement:

“Our communities, state agencies, and Utah National Guard have been in lockstep in their preparations for this storm. I am grateful for their efforts, as well as the efforts of volunteers who have stepped in to help fill and place sandbags. As we continue to work together, we will do everything we can to protect life and property. I urge all residents in at-risk areas to heed all warnings and orders from local public safety officials.”

You can view the executive order here

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