Hildale gets money for flood prevention

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SALT LAKE CITY — The town of Hildale will get money to help prevent catastrophic flooding like the one that killed more than a dozen last year.

At its meeting on Thursday, Utah’s Permanent Community Impact Fund Board approved spending $672,000 to help Hildale build a series of ponds to protect homes in the flood plain.

In September, flooding killed 21 people in southern Utah — 14 in Hildale and another seven in Zion National Park — when they were swept away by storms moving over the area.

Two Hildale girls look at a deep gully carved by floodwaters where 13 people are believed to have died. (Photo by Ben Winslow)

Two Hildale girls look at a deep gully carved by floodwaters where 13 people are believed to have died. (Photo by Ben Winslow)

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