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Hildale Flooding


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The destroyed remnants of one of the vehicles that was swept away in a Hildale flash flood Sept. 14, 2015

Utah DEM supported incident response to the devastating Hildale Flood that occurred Sept. 14. The rain event over southern Utah that day led to the deaths of seven canyoneers in Zion National Park, one motorist in the Arizona Strip and three women and nine children in Hildale. One boy is still unaccounted for and is presumed dead. Three boys survived the flash flood.

DEM activated the State EOC to a Level 2 – Partial Activation and sent six employees to support local responders and the Salt Lake Metro Incident Management Team with planning, public information, resource requests and reviewing damaged infrastructure.

Washington County released all official information about the incident here.
We’ve posted videos of the wash and of the responders on YouTube.

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A memorial site along Short Creek.

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Joseph Jessop, one of the fathers of the victims, speaks at a news conference in Hildale

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Debris from the flash flood piles up in this photo














Utah ShakeOut


will be April 21, 2016

A record-breaking 960,000 Utahns participated in 2015. Gov. Gary Herbert has challenged Utah to get 1 million Utahns participating for 2016. Registration will be announced this summer at ShakeOut.org/utah.  In the mean time, you can upload photos, stories or videos to the ShakeOut website by logging into your profile.

Take time to ramp up your preparedness by visiting our BeReadyUtah.gov program

Since 2012, more than 3.4 million Utahns have participated in the Great Utah ShakeOut. You can also download your own banners to display on your website, blog or Facebook page from the Resources section of the site.

Want to know who participated? Here’s the list

Show your participation by downloading your own web or social media images and banners here.

Follow the ShakeOut on Twitter: @UtahShakeOut or by using the hashtag #shakeout there, on Pinterest or Instagram. Check us out on Facebook, too: Facebook.com/UtahShakeOut


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