Emergency Management Menu

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

looking south toward Salt Lake City with the words Utah state hazard mitigation plan
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.

Other links

Utah Hazard Mitigation Assistance Site (BRIC Grant information)

Utah DEM Earthquake Program

Mitigation and Recovery Staff

Janna Wilkinson, section manager, State Hazard Mitigation Officer

Ember Herrick, mitigation/recovery planner

Eric Martineau, mitigation specialist

Kathy Holder, state floodplain manager

Jamie Huff, Risk MAP coordinator

Holly Strand, Risk MAP communications specialist/planner

Emma McFee, mitigation/recovery planner


Floods: What you know when living in Utah

flood guide cover

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country