SALT LAKE CITY – Federal disaster assistance is available for Utahns impacted by the Magna Earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17.
If any of your friends or neighbors have damage caused by the quake, encourage them to register with FEMA. Letting everyone know is one way you can help your community recover.
Rather than visiting in person during this time of pandemic it’s best to call, email, or text your neighbor to explain why it’s important to apply for disaster assistance.
Let them know that registration is easy (takes about 30 minutes) and there are several ways to apply: online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (FEMA) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages. The deadline to register for Utah quake assistance is September 8, 2020.
FEMA and the state of Utah offer publications on rebuilding, retrofitting and other earthquake preparedness actions. To learn about these, and for other tips or to ask questions about mitigation, email FEMA-R8-HMhelp@fema.dhs.gov.
If you require a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format of available information such as American Sign Language format, or audio format, please submit your request to: Region8AccommodationRequest@fema.dhs.gov.
For more information on Utah’s recovery from the Magna Quake, visit, www.fema.gov/disaster/4548, or https://earthquakes.utah.gov/magna-quake/.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.