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Are we adequately planning for Utah’s Natural Hazards? Let us know!

Public comment period now open for the Utah Hazard Mitigation Plan

Natural Hazards in Utah! What is Utah’s hazard risk? What would happen if we had a flood or earthquake? You can find out in the Utah’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The Division of Emergency Management is currently updating the 2014 FEMA-approved Utah Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires each state to have an approved mitigation every five years. Utah’s current plan expires March 2019.
During the process of updating the mitigation plan, Utah DEM is accepting public comment on the current State Hazard Mitigation Plan. You can find the 2014 Mitigation Plan here.

Do you have ideas or suggestions on how to lessen the impact of hazards in Utah or ideas on how to make the plan more effective? Please reach out and send us your comments to mitigation@utah.gov

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Great Utah ShakeOut

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Mark your calendars for April 19, 2018, for the seventh Great Utah ShakeOut!

A record-breaking 1,011,532 Utahns participated in 2017! You can still sign up your family, church group, business, school or workplace 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, millions of 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’s participating? Here’s the list.

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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In 2017, Utah DEM achieved accreditation for the third time. Accreditation is valid for five years.

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Utah DEM became a WRN Ambassador in 2015. Your organization can, too.

 

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