Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency for Utah on Thursday due to the recent flooding in Washington County and requested federal funds to help rebuild.
On Sept. 11, the Laub Dam broke and floods caused $3.9 million in damage to public infrastructure, such as gravel roads, sidewalks, sewer lines and golf courses.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent a preliminary team to assess the damage in Washington County. If President Barack Obama approves a presidential disaster declaration, Utah would become eligible for federal assistance to make repairs and a FEMA team would return to identify ways to use the money.