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Utah’s State Emergency Management Conference



In October, Utah’s statewide emergency managers met in Midway, Utah, to hear lessons learned from their partners, as well as learn new tools to improve their programs. Click on the image above to access the presentations.


 National Preparedness Month 2017 (#NatlPrep) and
Utah Preparedness Month 2017

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Caption: Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.

Gov. Herbert declared September as Utah Preparedness Month

2017 Weekly Themes

We’ll be posting on our social media accounts on each of these topics. Feel free to write your own or share our posts. Check out the National Preparedness Month toolkit links here.

  • Week 1:  September 1-9                        Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
  • Week 2:  September 10-16                    Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
  • Week 3:  September 17-23                    Practice and Build Out Your Plans
  • Week 4:  September 24-30                    Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

 Utah Responds to #Harvey

Learn how you can help and how Utah is responding here

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Photo credit: NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik

News release — April 21, 2017

President Trump Signs Major Disaster Declaration for Utah 4/21/17

Gov. Herbert Requests Disaster Declaration from President Trump 4/7/17

Governor Herbert Declares State of Emergency for February Flooding 3/31/17


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Great Utah ShakeOut


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.


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


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