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Wildfire Mitigation Projects – Public comment now open for environmental impacts

Posted on: August 26th, 2019

FEMA is conducting an assessment of various projects that can help save lives and property during a wildfire. Some of these projects have the potential to affect the environment. Want to skip to FEMA’s assessment? It’s here. FEMA website The legal public notice is here. Utah Public Meeting Notice website Below is some language we […]

Flood After Fire: When the flames are out, a threat remains

Posted on: October 15th, 2018

FLOODING FROM BURN SCARS Many people are not aware of the threat of flood that comes after fire. Our State of Utah partners at the Utah National Guard and Utah Department of Transportation helped protect communities below the Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire burn scars from potential flooding. Over a 17-hour period, dozens of […]

Conference recap: Region 8 Infrastructure Resilience Conference

Posted on: September 12th, 2018

  What is infrastructure? Roads, power lines, water systems, public places, cyber systems, banks, dams, government and more. These are things that don’t make a big splash every day. They generally work quietly in the background. But when they break or are interrupted, you notice right away. We depend on infrastructure daily for how well […]

News release: Utah Prepare Conference and Expo 2017

Posted on: September 7th, 2017

For National and Utah Preparedness Month: Get Prepared at the Utah Prepare Conference and Expo Personal preparedness is your key to survival and recovery from disasters What class will you go to? Sanitation in disaster? Emergency communication? 8 Signs of terrorism? Financial prep? Cooking with different types of fuel? Will you hear the compelling story of […]

Utah Responds to #Harvey

Posted on: August 31st, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has caused devastation on the Gulf Coast in Texas. A disaster, by definition, is an event that overwhelms your resources. So Utah is helping First, see what you can do to help. Then, scroll down to see who from the Beehive State is helping in Texas and also to see how our own […]

Be safe during #Eclipse2017

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

Be prepared for crowds, lines and traffic SALT LAKE CITY — Monday’s total solar eclipse in Idaho and Wyoming is historically close to Utah and many are expected to hit the roads in droves to witness the hidden sun and see stars in the daytime. The Utah Division of Emergency Management urges Utahns traveling to […]

Utah DEM Achieves National Accreditation

Posted on: May 4th, 2017

  “Yes! 👊” (Correct, that’s the fist bump emoji) That’s the collective feeling at the Utah Division of Emergency Management this week as we were notified that the past two years of work have paid off. The Emergency Management Accreditation Program announced that Utah DEM has again achieved accreditation, which is valid for five years. “Emergency […]

News release: President Signs Disaster Declaration for Utah

Posted on: April 21st, 2017

Federal aid will cover 75 percent of eligible damages to public infrastructure Fact sheets 4311 Declaration   Public Assistance Process   Public Assistance Fact Sheet For immediate release April 21, 2017 Contact: Joe Dougherty, public information officer Utah Division of Emergency Management jdougherty@utah.gov 801-538-3738 SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has received […]

News release – Utah Requests Major Disaster Declaration from President for Flooding

Posted on: April 7th, 2017

UPDATE 4/21/17: Utah has received a major disaster declaration from the president. Revised estimates are now $5.9 million in estimated infrastructure damages For immediate release April 7, 2017 Contact: Joe Dougherty, public information officer Utah Division of Emergency Management jdougherty@utah.gov 801-538-3738   SALT LAKE CITY – The State of Utah has requested that President Trump declare […]

News release – Gov. Herbert declares “State of Emergency” for February Flooding

Posted on: March 31st, 2017

UPDATE 4/21/17: Utah requested and received a major disaster declaration from the president. Legal document in place for FEMA to begin review process of $6.7 million in estimated infrastructure damages For immediate release March 31, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary R. Herbert has issued an executive order declaring a “State of Emergency” […]