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Flooding/Spring Runoff

Posted on: March 27th, 2023

Spring Runoff Spring Runoff is the period of time in the spring, typically from April to July, where the creeks swell from snow melt.  Flooding may occur where atmospheric conditions lead to rapid melt and stream channels become overwhelmed. For more information about infrastructure and controlled water releases, please visit Salt Lake City Public Utilities […]

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2023 Resolve to be READY!

Posted on: December 31st, 2020

How ready is your emergency plan? It is imperative for you and your loved ones to have an evacuation plan and emergency plan created, practiced, and memorized. The Salvation Army reminds us how history has shown us that a disaster can significantly impact our lives with little or no notice. Emergency preparedness is vitally important. […]

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Winter is HERE!

Posted on: November 13th, 2020

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can: Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia. Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color […]

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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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