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Wind day 2020

Posted on: September 8th, 2020

A powerful cold front plunging south across the Western U.S. brought strong winds, early season snow for the Rockies, and a sharp drop in temperatures on Monday evening affecting us largely. A wind advisory was given for the mornings of Tuesday, September 8th and September 9th by the NWS Salt Lake City team. We hope […]

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Earthquake Assistance

Posted on: July 21st, 2020

Current FEMA Earthquake IA Programs* available to residents:  *A quick note on all IA programs for this disaster – any losses (housing or employment) must be directly caused by the earthquake. Job loss or other losses due to COVID are not eligible under this disaster program, and residents cannot receive the benefits for the same […]

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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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