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Federal disaster relief headed to Utah to help those impacted by floods and wildfires

Jun 16, 2023, 6:00 PM | Updated: 9:08 pm

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Aerial view of the Utah State Capitol. Federal disaster relief is on its way to Utah to help those impacted by flooding and wildfires. Photo: Ravell Call, Deseret News, KSL-TV Chopper 5

SALT LAKE CITY — Federal disaster relief set aside by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is coming to Utah to assist communities hit by floods and wildfires.

The $265 million will be channeled through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program throughout different regions in the Mountain West.

Anthony Beals, program manager of the Utah EWP, said the money is currently going toward Moab, Henrieville, Helper City, and the Halfway Hill fire site in Millard County.

The money will pay for debris removal caused by severe flooding.

Beals said any other communities in need of disaster relief can appeal to the EWP through a state sponsor such as a city, county, or conservancy district.

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Federal disaster relief headed to Utah to help those impacted by floods and wildfires