Hazards and Mitigation
The DEM Mitigation and Recovery Section staff are available before disasters, to help provide mitigation expertise, and after disasters, to facilitate recovery. The staff members have expertise in Public Assistance, the National Flood Insurance Program, Risk Map and mitigation planning. See below for disaster recovery tools, our downloads and staff contacts. See above for our section links.
New Hazard Mitigation Plan Website
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.
Hazard mitigation plan is approved
The State of Utah Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019 update is now approved. Thank you for your comments during the public comment period, which ended March 6, 2019. The plan reassesses the state’s risks to natural hazards. The plan was completed in partnership with a number of state, federal and local agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations. The updated plan identifies hazards that affect Utah and outlines mitigation goals while meeting requirements outlined in 44CFR 201.4. Click here to comment. Please visit the following sections of the plan
Utah Disaster Recovery Site
Utah DEM Earthquake Program Mitigation and Recovery Staff
Brad Bartholomew, section manager, State Hazard Mitigation Officer
Eric Martineau, mitigation specialist, Individual Assistance
Janna Wilkinson, mitigation/recovery planner
Kathy Holder, state floodplain manager
Jamie Huff, Risk MAP coordinator
Brandon Webb, floodplain intern
Floods: What you know when living in Utah
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country