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Salt Lake County, Farmington declare state of emergency

Declarations made following Tuesday's windstorm
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Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 15:24:27-04

FARMINGTON, Utah — Following the damaging windstorm that swept through Northern Utah, Salt Lake County and the City of Farmington declared a state of emergency Wednesday.

Mayor Jenny Wilson said the "local emergency declaration provides avenues for municipalities and counties to receive financial and material resources from the state or federal government."

Meanwhile, Farmington Mayor James Talbot made the declaration due to the severe damage in the city, as well as power outages and downed power lines.

A state of emergency allows the mayor to "authorize all requests for assistance which may be necessary for the City to protect life and property in response to the disaster conditions resulting from the windstorm."

The county and city join Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake in issuing a state of emergency. Gov. Herbert announced a state of emergency for most of Utah earlier Wednesday.

Tuesday's storm left one person dead and dozens injured.