Colorado City , Arizona

Lost in the Flash Flood

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grave markers for jessop family members, victims of the 2015 flash flood that , Wednesday September 14, 2016. isaac carling cemetery, colorado city

Hildale , Utah

Flash Flood, a Year Later

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short creek at site of 2015 flash flood, hildale, Wednesday September 14, 2016. shadows
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short creek at site of 2015 flash flood, hildale, Wednesday September 14, 2016. shadows

Hildale , Utah

Flash Flood Memorial

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Attendees bow in prayer at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015. At right is Joseph Jessop, who lost two wives and seven children in the flood.

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at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015.

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Attendees bow in prayer at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015.
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Attendees at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015.
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at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015. On the diaz – Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Joseph Jessop, Jr., Joseph Jessop, Sheldon Black, Black’s two sons.

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at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015. Sheldon Black and two sons








Hildale , Utah

Search for Flash Flood Victims

sign: a big thank you to all search and rescue and volunteers, heaven bless, hildale, Friday September 25, 2015.

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Searching for the last of the flash flood victims in the Short Creek Wash, Hildale, Friday September 25, 2015.

Colorado City , Arizona

Short Creek Flash Flood Victims

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Mourners stand over the graves of nine flash flood victims at the Issac Carling Memorial Park Cemetery in Colorado City, Friday September 25, 2015.

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Mourners stand over the graves of nine flash flood victims at the Issac Carling Memorial Park Cemetery in Colorado City, Friday September 25, 2015.

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Mourners stand over the graves of nine flash flood victims at the Issac Carling Memorial Park Cemetery in Colorado City, Friday September 25, 2015.


Colorado City , Arizona

Short Creek Flash Flood Press Conference

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Hildale Mayor Philip Barlow speaks at a press conference regarding the continued search after a flash flood. Colorado City, Wednesday September 16, 2015.

Colorado City , Arizona

Short Creek Flash Flood

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A group of FLDS women are filmed by a cameraman as they gather at the scene of the flash flood tragedy in Short Creek Wash in Hildale, Wednesday September 16, 2015. The Utah National Guard and law enforcement on Wednesday resumed searching for the last known victim of a flash flood that tore through this polygamous border town home to followers of Warren Jeffs, leaving 13 dead and three injured, all of them women and children.


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People gather to look at the Short Creek Wash in Colorado City, Arizona, Wednesday September 16, 2015. The Utah National Guard and law enforcement on Wednesday resumed searching for the last known victim of a flash flood that tore through this polygamous border town home to followers of Warren Jeffs, leaving 13 dead and three injured, all of them women and children.




Colorado City , Arizona

Short Creek Flash Flood – Search

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Patrick Pipkin searching. People gather to look at the Short Creek Wash in Colorado City, Arizona, Wednesday September 16, 2015. The Utah National Guard and law enforcement on Wednesday resumed searching for the last known victim of a flash flood that tore through this polygamous border town home to followers of Warren Jeffs, leaving 13 dead and three injured, all of them women and children.
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Searchers from Utah Task Force One and the Utah National Guard comb a wash, looking for the remaining victim of a flash flood, in Hildale, Wednesday September 16, 2015.



Colorado City , Arizona

Flash Flood Press Conference

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Hildale Mayor Philip Barlow, left, speaks with Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox at right, after nine people were killed and five remained missing Tuesday morning, the day after an SUV and a van were washed off a road during a flash flood in this polygamous Utah-Arizona border community.

Hildale , Utah

Flash Flood Tragedy

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Children take in the scene in a Hildale wash where two vehicles came to rest after a flash flood that killed nine people (with four still missing) Tuesday September 15, 2015., the day after an SUV and a van were washed off a road during a flash flood in this polygamous Utah-Arizona border community.
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People at the spot in a Hildale wash Tuesday September 15, 2015 where two vehicles ended up after being washed away in a flash flood. Nine people died (with four still missing) when the SUV and van were washed off a road during a flash flood in this polygamous Utah-Arizona border community.