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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Update on Efforts to Seek Aid for Damages from Aug 3 Storm

Storm Incident Update

Draper City would like to provide an update regarding our efforts to seek aid for damages related to the major storm event in Draper on August 3, 2023, as follows.

  • Draper City’s infrastructure (roads, sewer, water, etc.) did not meet FEMA’s requirement of at least $5.7 million in damages. The estimate to repair City infrastructure is between $3-4 million. Since the minimum of $5.7 million was not met, there is no compensation available through FEMA for the City or affected residents.
  • The only other possibility for assistance for affected Draper residents is a low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loan through the federal government. Based on the data collected from residents, it appears unlikely any residents will be eligible but the City is still in the process of reviewing all of the data against the requirements. This review must be completed by the end of September. In order to even engage SBA as a potential resource the following must be met:
    • 25-30 homeowners must have sustained main floor damage to their primary residence (excludes basements).


  • 25-30 homeowners must have damages that exceed 40% of the land value only (as determined by county records) of their property.

Although we knew compensation options were going to be difficult to qualify for, we were hopeful to have some assistance to offer affected residents. We understand the hardship these natural disasters can cause. We were also hopeful to not have to cover the unexpected expense to repair the infrastructure.

Draper City will provide a final update regarding SBA loan eligibility after completing the review of the data by the end of this month. Any questions can be directed to Assistant City Manager Bret Millburn at

Following is an update regarding City infrastructure repairs:

  • Bangerter Pkwy- Westside roadway and park strip repairs complete. East side sidewalk and park strip repairs are to be completed by next week.
  • Mike Weir Roundabout – 85% complete. Slope stabilization, surface water channelization remaining
  • 1300 East/Highland Drive – Slope repair underway, design of new conveyance and armoring 85% complete. The entire project is to be completed by December.
  • Various Locations – Multiple basins repaired, erosion fixed, and debris swept throughout the city.

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