FEMA Won't Divert Disaster Money Away from St. George

FEMA Won't Divert Disaster Money Away from St. George

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(KSL News) -- The hugely expensive catastrophe on the Gulf Coast will apparently have no effect on funding for disaster recovery in the St. George area.

After the January floods in Washington County, the federal government committed more than 60 million dollars to shore up the Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers.

Lately rumors have been flying that the funding will be disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. But officials say there's no truth to it.

Dean Cox, Washington County Emergency Director: "As far as we can tell, the money is still in the pipeline and we're proceeding ahead at full speed to try to repair the damage that was inflicted on us last January."

Dean Cox says it would literally take an act of Congress to divert funding away from the St. George area.

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