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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

May is Wildfire Awareness Month, 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, buildings burning and spreading into the forest, […]

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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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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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