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Cleanup begins after extensive flooding in Santa Clara

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 5:24 a.m. MDT

Thousands of volunteers swarm to help residents in Santa Clara work to clean up after flood waters broke the dike Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 and destroyed several homes and businesses.  (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Thousands of volunteers swarm to help residents in Santa Clara work to clean up after flood waters broke the dike Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 and destroyed several homes and businesses. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SANTA CLARA — KSL's Andrew Adams reports that all roads are open, but with limited access, as cleanup continues in Santa Clara. A fast-moving flood caused a breach in a retention basin, flooding homes and businesses around noon Tuesday.

At a Wednesday morning news conference, Santa Clara Mayor Rick Rosenberg said 31 homes were affected. Some have structural damage and several may need to be condemned, he said. Others have mud, debris and water damage. All of the affected homes' basements were damaged to some extent.

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