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

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SALT LAKE CITY – On Dec. 31, 2020 President Donald Trump announced additional disaster assistance is available for Salt Lake County. The financial aid comes in the form of FEMA Public Assistance funding to supplement state and local efforts to recover from the Magna Quake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17, 2020. Assistance covers eligible disaster-related public infrastructure … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Magna Earthquake Disaster Assistance Virtual Town Hall

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A Public Town Hall discussion, in English and Spanish, with Magna earthquake recovery officials and FEMA and SBA disaster assistance experts. Get your questions answered and learn the process to receive earthquake damage assistance in Salt Lake and Davis Counties. Watch the Q&A here: Or view the Spanish Q&A here: https://youtu.be/dFLeIzsmz8w.

News Release: Why Are Unreinforced Brick Structures Dangerous?

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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah has a rich heritage of brick architecture. From Fort Douglas and the Isaac Chase Mill to Provo Tabernacle and Brigham Young’s Winter Home, many of the state’s oldest and most historic structures were made with bricks. However, many brick buildings are vulnerable to earthquakes. Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Structures built prior to 1975 often feature brick … Read More

News Release: Free Disaster Legal Services Available for Utah Quake Survivors

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SALT LAKE CITY – A free legal aid hotline was created as part FEMA’s Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program for the Magna Earthquake and its aftershocks.  The service is open to residents of Salt Lake and Davis counties. Residents who need legal assistance for earthquake-related issues but cannot afford an attorney can call toll-free 800-662-4245. The line is open Monday … Read More

News Release: Helpful Hints on How to Spot Earthquake Damage

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SALT LAKE CITY – Earthquake damage to a home or business can mimic regular wear and tear.  This can allow it to go unnoticed because it’s not obvious or may be located in rarely used rooms or spaces.   You may have sustained damage from the recent Utah earthquake and aftershocks and not even know it.  So it’s important to … Read More

Press Release: Salt Lake and Davis Counties to Host Virtual Q&A Sessions Addressing Earthquake and Aftershock Damage Assistance

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Salt Lake County, UT – Salt Lake and Davis County Emergency Management agencies, Utah Divison of Emergency Management, FEMA, and SBA are collaborating on a Facebook Live event for residents (renters and property owners) who may have suffered damage to their homes as a result of the March 18, 2020 Magna earthquake and aftershocks. The Facebook Live event will feature … Read More