Santa Clara to receive federal disaster funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Saturday that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Utah to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storms and flooding on September 11, 2012.

The Administration’s FEMA makes federal funding available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm in Washington County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Gary R. Stanley has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Stanley said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Gov. Gary Herbert sent an official request for federal disaster aid to the president on Sept. 20.  Santa Clara is estimated to receive $3.8 million toward the repair of public infrastructure only. Private homes and businesses damaged by the Sept. 11 flooding are not covered by the fund. FEMA requires 100 homes be affected by a disaster before rendering any aid to private residences. Over 60 homes and 16 businesses were affected by the flooding.

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2 Comments

  • Karen November 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Trust Herbert to rail against the federal government and demand ownership of federal lands, but he is more than happy to beg for federal funds for any number of projects. Hypocritical Republicans!

  • ken November 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Since Washington county is all republican and against FEMA, please don’t accept any funds from the federal government. Show the rest of the country that the Republicans will take care of you without any help from the feds. Bet you all don’t have the fortitude as you talk a good story and don’t live the same story!

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