Utah gov. requests federal funds for flood zone

- SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert has declared a state of emergency after touring a flood zone in southern Utah where 61 homes were damaged last week.
   
Herbert signed the declaration Thursday requesting federal money to assist those in an area where a broken dike that sent a torrent of water through Santa Clara.
   
The dike disintegrated in heavy rains Sept. 11, sending a deluge of water from a retention pond into town.
   
The flood also damaged 16 businesses.
   
Santa Clara is about 270 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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