Utah County Counts Wind Damage, Seeks Federal Aid

January 12, 2012

Davis County officials in Utah are counting up their losses from a destructive December windstorm to determine whether the county qualifies for federal aid.

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday that the county’s public properties must have suffered at least $3.6 million in damages to be eligible for the money.

The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports the counting process should take about a week.

But Davis County Commissioner John Petroff Jr. says it may be difficult to account for all of the damage because volunteers have cleaned up so much of the debris.

Davis County declared a state of emergency after gusts reached 102 mph on Dec. 1. The winds uprooted trees, toppled trucks and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people.

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