President Obama signs Utah disaster declaration

Published 11/03 2012 01:40PM

Updated 11/03 2012 01:59PM

Dike breaks in Santa Clara.
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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah today.

Federal aid was ordered to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area of Santa Clara, which was affected by a severe storm and flooding on Sept. 11, 2012.

Federal funding is available to state 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 and flooding in Washington County.

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

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Gary R. Stanley as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. 

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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