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

2024 Spring Floods

Every spring, Utah communities experience heightened flood risk due to the
combination of runoff from snowmelt together with ongoing spring snowfalls
and rain. Below are several resources to help you, your family and your
community prepare, respond to, and reduce flood risk.


Flood Hazard Awareness, Preparedness, and Mitigation

With this year’s significant amount of snowfall, the Division of Emergency Management (DEM), along with many of you, are concerned about the potential for flooding. It’s impossible to know if it will flood, and if so, where or when. That depends on the weather. What we do know is that now is the time to know your risk, prepare for the hazard, and mitigate potential damage. DEM has many resources to help you do that.

Know Your Risk

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DEM’s Flood team, with the National Flood Insurance Program and RiskMAP can help you learn how to identify your flood risk and buy flood insurance. Do you live in a known flood zone? Is your home located beneath a burn scar caused by wildfires from up to five years ago? Where it snows and rains, it can flood.

Prepare for Flooding

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One of the best ways to reduce or eliminate fear and anxiety is through action. Take action by following Be Ready Utah’s steps to prepare for flooding. Now is the time to prepare.


You can help mitigate flood damage. Contact your local public works or emergency management departments about helping clear rivers, streams, and culverts or filling sandbags.

Get the Flood Facts

Finally, you can get more Flood Facts on the DEM website. Plus we have a comprehensive booklet titled Flooding – What You Should Know, full of the information about the potential flood hazard. If you still have questions, contact your local officials to learn about flood response plans, notification procedures, and ways you can help.


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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

Multiple events are currently available for
FEMA Public Assistance:

COVID-19Magna EQWind
Disaster NumberDR4525DR4548DR4578
Incident Period11/20/2020-
Declaration Date4/4/20207/9/2020
Counties (PA only)StatewideSalt Lake
Davis, Morgan,
Salt Lake, &
Weber Counties
Small Projects$3,300-
* Start of PA Application Process


Click here to go to DEM’s Public Assistance Page.

To find out more about Public Assistance for the Magna Earthquake click here.

To find out more about Public Assistance for the September 8 High Wind event click here.


COVID-19 Fact Sheets & Guidance

How to help with COVID-19
How to help in other disasters
President declares major disaster for Utah (information for public agencies)

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The Great Utah ShakeOut

Mark your calendars for April 20, 2023, for the twelfth Great Utah ShakeOut!

The 11th anniversary of the annual Drop, Cover, and Hold on drill is weeks away. It’s not too late 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 2022 you can still be counted in the 2022 ShakeOut. Just update your registration at ShakeOut.org/utah.

Since 2012, we have had 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.

Utah Current Conditions Map

Find my Emergency Manager

Safety Topics

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More emergency preparedness information at: 

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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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