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Utah National Guard Activated to Assist with Flooding in Box Elder County

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) The helicopter provide d the Lieutenant governor, county commissioners and emergency management a bird's eye view of flooding in Box Elder County. 
A week ago these areas had more than a foot of snow on the ground, but warm temperatures have left plenty of people wading through high water. 
The aerial tour of Box Elder County gave community leaders the view of water damage which is not totaling upward of $4 million. 
Homes and basements are flooded, businesses are soggy and the farming fields are under water. 
Lt. Governor Spencer Cox says it's hard to hear our smaller communities are struggling. These places include communities like Garland, Honeyville and Tremonton, but says the state is now filling out the paperwork for federal emergency funding. 
Even with all the aid, Mother Nature doesn't seem to want to play ball and there's plenty of winter left. 
"The good news is the weather is getting colder. That's going to help us. That's going to hold back the snow lines. We've been praying for water, we've been in a drought, but it all depends on how fast it comes down and there's a lot left to come down."

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