FEMA, Utah DEM Release Inventory of Unreinforced Masonry Public School Buildings

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SALT LAKE CITY – Today, FEMA and the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (Utah DEM) released an inventory of unreinforced masonry (URM) school buildings in the state. The inventory has been in development over the past decade to support state efforts to identify URM buildings of all types, which are at greater risk of damage in …

Earthquake Report Outlines Top Priorities

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Water and schools are among the Commission’s biggest concerns. Salt Lake City — The Utah Seismic Safety Commission (USSC) calls on state policymakers to implement five actions to improve Utah’s resilience to a major earthquake. The USSC identified the five projects in partnership with local nonprofit Envision Utah and support from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the Structural Engineers Association …

Over 2,500 Aftershocks Recorded Since Last Year’s Magna Earthquake

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Magna Earthquake Does Not Diminish the Risk of a Major M7 to M7.5 Earthquake Salt Lake City — Thurs., March 18, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of the moderate magnitude (M) 5.7 earthquake that struck northern Utah near Magna. The mainshock was widely felt across the Wasatch Front. Over 30,000 felt reports were received by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) …

Salt Lake County Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance Funding for Magna Earthquake

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UPDATE: Public Notice – Federal Funding for Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP) in Salt Lake County READ THE PUBLIC NOTICE HERE Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Region VIII EHP Office, Denver Federal Center, Box 25267, Denver, Colorado 80225-0267, or by …

Federal Aid for Utah Quake Tops $2 Million

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Six months after the Magna Earthquake shook Salt Lake and Davis counties, federal agencies have provided more than $2.2 million in loans and grants to help Utahns recover from the March 18 disaster and its aftershocks. FEMA has approved more than $664,000 through its Individuals & Households Program (IHP), the majority of which is going to housing assistance to help …

Seismic Retrofits Pay Off For Murray Schools

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“Earthquakes happen when they wanna happen,” says Doug Perry, public information officer for the Murray School District. “Unfortunately, the Magna Quake [March 18] happened in the middle of a pandemic. Not having to worry about our school buildings ─ that they survived and performed well ─ was a huge relief for our district.” That’s because the Murray School District decided …

Federal Earthquake Assistance Update: September 8 is the Final Day to Register

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September 8 is the Final Day to Register Tuesday, September 8 is the deadline for Utah residents to register for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the Magna Earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17. Utahns impacted by the disaster who haven’t registered can still apply for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling the FEMA Helpline at …

Tell Your Friends and Neighbors to Register With FEMA, Deadline is September 8

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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 …

Manufactured Homes in Earthquakes – How to Protect Your Home & Family

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Photo from ABC4 Utah article SALT LAKE CITY – Manufactured homes are especially at risk from earthquakes and their aftershocks. Many manufactured homes rest on slender supports that can collapse or buckle during earthquakes, causing injuries to the occupants and damage to the structure, contents, water heater and utilities.  Collapse can make doors and other exits unsafe while fractured gas …

Federal Aid for Utah Quake Hits $1 Million As FEMA Deadline Nears

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Two Weeks Left to Register The deadline for Utah residents to register for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17 is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Since the July 8 disaster declaration, more than $1 million in federal disaster assistance has been provided to eligible applicants in Salt Lake and Davis …