Herbert tours S. Utah flood zone
Thursday , September 20, 2012 - 5:14 PM
FIlE - Volunteers lonny Hafen, right, and Ben Bazquez toss muddy carpet onto a pile as they help...
SANTA CLARA— Gov. Gary Herbert is touring a flood zone in southern Utah where 61 homes were damaged last week.
Herbert started his tour at the broken dike that sent a torrent of water through Santa Clara.
He planned to spend an hour in the area until 4:30 p.m.
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.
Officials plan to rebuild the earthen dike, which dated to 1919.STORY:201209200018Herbert tours S. Utah flood zone/Local/2012/09/20/Herbert-tours-S-Utah-flood-zone.html-1