EARTHQUAKE

Utah to receive $1.5 million from FEMA for 2020 earthquake damages

Mar 4, 2022, 10:43 AM
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Magna rocked the Wasatch Front on March 18, 2020....
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Magna rocked the Wasatch Front on March 18, 2020. (KSL TV)
(KSL TV)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA has approved $1.5 million for “public assistance funding” for the Magna earthquake of 2020 according to a release.

The financial assistance was made possible under the major disaster declaration that was issued July 9, 2020.

The FEMA funds were given to the Utah Department of Natural Resources to reimburse them for the cost of repairs to the Salt Lake Marina Frontage Road due to the damage and upheaval of the roadway from the Magna earthquake.

To date, FEMA has provided over $3.2 million in Public Assistance funds for the Magna earthquake recovery.

The release states, “FEMA’s Public Assistance program covers eligible disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or rebuilding of public facilities such as roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, equipment, public utilities, parks and recreational facilities.”

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Utah to receive $1.5 million from FEMA for 2020 earthquake damages