Situation Reports and Weekly Briefings
Included is the Utah Division of Emergency Management’s Weekly Briefing for April 19, 2018.
Significant State Activity
New: Carbon County – On April 13, several breaks in the main culinary water line that serves all of unincorporated county residents and Wellington City was reported. Wellington City and Carbon County issued a Declaration of Local State of Emergency on April 17. As of today, repairs are complete and service has been restored.
New: Across the State, 975,000 Utahns dropped, covered, and held on for the Great Utah Shake Out today.
New: Salt Lake County – The Salt Lake County Health Department has identified a Hepatitis A case who reported working as a food handler at Edible Arrangements (5211 S. State St., Murray) during the infectious period. The exposure period is March 21-April 13. Click here for more information.
New: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning (CO), High Wind Warning (AZ), Dust Storm Warning (AZ), Red Flag Warning (AZ, CO, NM), Winter Weather Advisory (CO, UT), and Hazardous Weather Outlook (UT, CO, NM).
Update: Grand County, Emery County, Carbon County, and San Juan County all have active declarations of drought emergency. Click here for current drought conditions across the State.###
Why we do this:
The Division of Emergency Management’s planners regularly disseminate information to the emergency management community and top elected officials. The information takes one of two forms depending on the nature of incidents in our state. Both are designed to keep our stakeholders on the same page when it comes to the potential for activation of state resources.
Weekly Briefings — These briefings are sent each Thursday around noon and contain a synopsis of weather events, upcoming large group gatherings and preparedness information.
Situation Reports — These reports are sent when emergency situations warrant. SitReps generally come out once a day during an incident that requires state-level resources or coordination.