As temps rise, homeowners may consider flood insurance

A number of powerful snowstorms this winter brought plenty of snow to Utah’s mountain ranges. The state’s snowpack totals are averaging more than 130 percent of normal, and as spring temperatures increase, the potential for flooding increases with it – and so does the need for flood insurance, according to a statement from Steve Gooch, the public information officer for the Utah Insurance Department.

Wet winter is ‘historic’

Local creeks flood; EMS responds to Fisher Towers rock fall accident

The nonstop rain that fell on southeastern Utah earlier this week might have made life miserable for some folks – a flood advisory was issued for the Mill Creek area on Wednesday, March 13, someone was injured by falling rocks at Fisher Towers, and hikers were turned back from trails – but at least it wasn’t the so-called “bomb cyclone” that struck more than 70 million people from the Rockies to South Dakota.