Flooding downpours inundated the streets of Rexburg, Idaho, Tuesday, forcing Brigham Young University–Idaho students and commuters through flood waters nearly a foot deep in places.
The southeastern end of the city was hit with nearly 1.95 inches of rain in one hour, according to an NWS report at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday MDT.
The average monthly rainfall for July in Rexburg is around three-quarters of an inch.
On the northwestern side of the city, more than an inch of rain accumulated in 30 minutes.
“The Rexburg, Idaho airport reported 1.15 inches of rain in about 30 minutes, between 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. local time,” AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andrew Mussoline said.
Students and community members are working together to further the clean-up effort and mobilize support.
“Dry weather will prevail through at least Friday with highs near 90 F,” Mussoline said, adding a chance for a spotty thunderstorm can return by Saturday.
"Our prayers are with everyone affected,” the university stated in a Facebook post. “There will be lots of opportunities for home teachers, visiting teachers, friends, roommates and classmates to help each other. Out of this terrible flood will come sweet blessings."
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