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The Utah Division of Emergency Management is the lead state government agency for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response (including state-to-state mutual aid), and recovery actions and activities.

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2023 Floods

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is now at Level 4 – Monitoring, as we move from a response to a recovery phase due to the decreased risk of snowmelt flooding across the state.

The Division of Emergency Management (DEM), is grateful for the mild spring weather which reduced the amount of flooding experienced from the record snowpack. We also recognize the immense and effective efforts of everyone involved with flood preparedness, mitigation, and response activities. We encourage people to stay prepared because “Anywhere it rains, it can flood.”

Governor Spencer Cox declared April as Flood Safety Awareness Month to increase awareness of flood risk and to encourage everyone to take action towards mitigating and preparing for flooding. Read the full declaration:

Important Flood Information!

Emergency Managers, Community Leaders, & State Agency Partners

Click below for important
flood management resources. Included are information and links for:
• How to prepare your community for a flood
• Flood mitigation
• Managing a flood emergency
• Recovery after a flood

Community Members and Individuals

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Be Ready Utah which is the public outreach program of the Utah Division of Emergency Management.
Learn how Utah citizens can prepare
for this year’s heightened risk
of flooding.

New Statewide WebEOC Environment Available to Emergency Managers in Utah

The Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is excited to announce the launch of our new WebEOC environment! In 2021, DEM partnered with Salt Lake County Emergency Management and the Salt Lake County Health Department to acquire WebEOC Enterprise as well as the EMSuite and Juvare Exchange.

We have worked hard over the past year with a broad group of stakeholders from across the emergency management spectrum in the state to ensure that this new implementation will meet the needs of as many users as possible. This partnership allows all jurisdictions in the state of Utah to be housed in the same critical incident information management system. This will simplify gathering and sharing information and requesting resources from one jurisdiction to another.

Launching the new WebEOC environment represents the next phase of the project. There is still more work to be done and we will continue to build and refine the system as more users come onboard.

Please use this link to access the new WebEOC environment for sharing situational awareness and requesting resources for real world incidents: https://utah1.webeocasp.com/utah1/default.aspx

Please go to this page to register for a user account if you don’t already have one. You can learn more details about the project by visiting the project website.

For WebEOC support, please contact Jake Ownsbey: jownsbey@utah.gov

The Great Utah ShakeOut

Mark your calendars for April 18, 2024, for the thirteenth Great Utah ShakeOut!

The 12th anniversary of the annual Drop, Cover, and Hold on drill is less than a year away. Now is the time to register 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 Be Ready Utah program. You can also download your own banners to display on your website, blog or Facebook page from the Resources section of the site.

If you practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold on sometime in 2023 you can still be counted in the 2023 ShakeOut. Just update your registration at ShakeOut.org/utah.

Since 2012, we have had 9.9 million registrations in the Great Utah ShakeOut.

Want to know who’s participating? Here’s the list
Follow the ShakeOut on Twitter: @UtahShakeOut or by using the hashtag #shakeout. Check us out on Facebook, too.

Do you know Utah’s natural hazards?

Visit hazards.utah.gov, local government’s resource for knowing what can go wrong and how to fix it.

Click the image above to find state and local plans for how government plans to deal with avalanches, climate change, dam failures, drought, flood, earthquakes, severe weather, wildfires and more. You can also see where we, as a state need to improve. Local government can use this document to learn where to best invest tax dollars.

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