(KCPW News) Victims of a flash flood last month in Murray will now get more money than they initially thought from Salt Lake County to help pay for damages. The county is still not accepting any legal liability for a faulty pipe that broke on July 26th, but says it will offer residents of the Walden Glen subdivision $180,000 altogether, minus the cost of an adjuster. Patrick Leary, the county’s public works director, says residents will be given 50 cents for every dollar of damages, but if more claims come in before the end of the month, that percentage could go down.
“We feel fairly confident we have most of the claims in right now, that’s according to the DA’s office, but if there are some claims that come in, or if the dollars fluctuate a little bit I think we’ll that fluctuation, but they put a cap at the $180,000 limit,” he tells KCPW.
All claims must be submitted by August 24th to be considered. The council had initially voted to give each homeowner $2,000, but decided to re-visit the issue after learning that some homes sustained more than $75,000 in damages.