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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” […]

News release: Flood Safety Awareness Week 2017

Posted on: March 14th, 2017

UPDATE 6/6/17: We’ve added that Utah has now had seven river fatalities and a “water watcher” safety tip. UPDATE 5/11/17: The first line has been updated to reflect Utah’s current disaster declaration count. Helping you help others get ready for floods SALT LAKE CITY — Flooding is the most common weather-related natural disaster. In Utah, ten of […]

Great Utah ShakeOut Reaches 1 Million Participants

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

By Joe Dougherty We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Since 2011, I’ve been dreaming of the day we could declare that 1 million people had participated in our annual earthquake drill. We’ve gotten so close, and now that day is here. A record-breaking 1,004,593 Utahns participated this year! Gov. Gary Herbert challenged Utah […]

Will your city or county qualify for disaster loans from the State of Utah?

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

Utah pulls together in emergencies. That is an immutable fact. Neighbors help neighbors clean up debris. First responders help in neighboring jurisdictions. State government can use its resources to help municipalities in disaster response. We do amazing work together. A new law, which took effect May 10, will allow state government to help local government […]