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Wildfires

Posted on: June 10th, 2020

Summer is almost here and we can feel the call of nature. Camping and campfires come many times together as we crave the taste of a good smore, but we must be careful as a simple mistake can turn dangerous. Fire ecologist Melissa Forder says about 60 percent of fires in national parks are caused by humans: “intentionally set fires, […]

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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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COVID-19 coronavirus

Posted on: March 3rd, 2020

The Utah Department of Health is actively monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to expand in China and other countries. Please feel free to visit the website which is updated with the latest information. – […]

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Be Financially Ready!

Posted on: February 5th, 2020

Being financially prepared pays off. FEMA has listed a couple of tips to start achieving this goal. Resolve to be ready in 2020! Create an emergency fund: If disaster strikes, you may need to pay unexpected bills for hotels, transportation, food, medical expenses, and other items. Put some money aside today and add to it after […]

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Don’t spread it!

Posted on: January 30th, 2020

To make sure we do not spread germs or viruses, Ready.gov gives us a couple of suggestions: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you […]

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