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Feds pledge $1 million to Utah for flood damage

By Associated Press | Posted - Dec 23rd, 2012 @ 9:24am


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The federal government is offering more than $1 million to help cover damage caused by flooding earlier this year in Southern Utah.

Officials estimate that floodwaters from a broken dike caused damages of at least $2.8 million in Santa Clara, Utah, in September.

The payments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help local governments in Washington County offset the costs of damage caused by the flood. In addition to this money, the agency says it will cover the cost of replacing the dike.

Officials in southern Utah estimate the flooding caused at least $2.8 million in damages to infrastructure, including roads and sidewalks and costs to rebuild the structure.

Santa Clara is about 270 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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