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Wild Weather Continues


Phil VerWolf sent in this picture of the flooding on Slaughter Creek near Powderville on Friday, taken from his airplane. Portions of the area received up to 6.5" of rain in the course of a few hours. Phil said the flooding increased after this picture was taken.

Locations near Powderville Receive over 6" of rain in one day

Mizpah Creek in July is normally a dry affair, yet on Friday, July 5th, it turned into a raging torrent, after 6 inches of rain fell on localized areas of the drainage over a matter of a few hours.

Lillian Ostendorf described a "wall of water" coming down the creek, as a flash flood took out fences and trees, washing out roads along the way.

Ostendorf said the "Mizpah looked like the Yellowstone," as full grown trees drifted quickly down the torrent. Their house and buildings are built on high enough ground to withstand the storm...

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