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DROUGHT 2021

Posted on: June 24th, 2021

According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, 90 percent of Utah is currently experiencing extreme drought conditions. The intensity level of these conditions increases fire dangers, stresses native vegetation, and affects water usage. Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued an Executive Order in March declaring a state of emergency.  By order of the Salt Lake City Fire […]

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Windy days

Posted on: April 13th, 2021

What can I do? Residents outside of Salt Lake City should contact their municipalities for more information and resources. Start by following up our local weather authority @NWSSaltlakecity on Facebook/Twitter and visiting their webpage at Salt Lake City Weather For debris removal, please use your curbside brown bins as much as possible. (Please wait until […]

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Flood Awareness

Posted on: March 22nd, 2021

Floods can happen anywhere — just one inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is a separate policy that can cover buildings, the contents in a building, or both, so it is important to protect your most important financial assets — your […]

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Wildfires

Posted on: June 10th, 2020

Although May is Wildfire Awareness Month, Utah is going through an extremely dry summer. Camping and campfires come many times together as we crave the taste of a good more. However, during our 2021 summer, many campfire sites are restricted or closed, visit the webpage of the camping site you are visiting. If where you […]

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AFN – Access and Functional Needs

Posted on: May 8th, 2020

The keys to effective disaster preparedness—be informed, make a plan and take action—apply to all of us, but people with disabilities or access and functional needs (AFN) should approach preparedness planning with additional considerations. Now is a great time to consider the needs of people with disabilities or AFN when disaster strikes. July 26, marks […]

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Earthquake Country

Posted on: March 26th, 2020

Utah is Earthquake Country- Utah has experienced sixteen earthquakes greater than magnitude 5.5 since pioneer settlement in 1847, and geologic studies of Utah’s faults indicate a long history of repeated large earthquakes of magnitude 6.5 and greater prior to settlement. Utah is not on a boundary between tectonic plates where most of the world’s earthquakes […]

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