Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement Thursday after massive winds ripped through northern Utah.
вЂњI want to extend my compassion to Utahns who have been impacted by todayвЂ™s significant wind storm. It is always disheartening to witness the havoc Mother Nature can wreak on buildings, homes, cars,В and other personal belongings and my heart goes out to those who now face major repairs and structural damage.
вЂњI have contacted both state officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have expressed my concern for the needs that will exist as a result of todayвЂ™s winds. I have asked FEMA officials to closely monitor available assistance for Utahns. In addition I have reached out to local elected officials who are working in their communities to closely assess the damage and needs that exist.вЂќ