Residents Find Little of What Was Lost in Floodwaters

Residents Find Little of What Was Lost in Floodwaters

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Two months after floodwaters tore through Southern Utah, residents have found little of what was lost.

Once the water subsided and damage could be assessed, people began finding personal items along riverbanks. But most of the personal possessions were never found.

Many people speculated that everything wound up downstream in Nevada's Lake Mead.

The public was initially told to take any found items to the St. George Police Department.

Police officer Troy Porter says only a few items were identified and returned to their owners. He said items that would recovered but considered to be of no worth were destroyed.

On Friday, demolition crews began tearing down some of the damaged houses.

LDS Bishop Lonnie Clove said the demolition is a good thing. He said people have had to look at what's left of their homes for two months now and this will help them move on.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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