6 months after the quake: Looking back on dump trucks, demons and husbands

jdougherty Disasters, English, Preparedness

What did the earthquake feel like to you? This post hit the web at 7:09 a.m. today. That’s exactly six months to the minute since many Utahns felt their first earthquake. Can you believe it? The thing about your first earthquake is that your brain often doesn’t think it’s an earthquake right away. Why does it do that? We’ll get …

News release: FEMA Urges Utah Quake Survivors to Guard Against Fraud and I.D. Theft

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SALT LAKE CITY – Often after a disaster, scam artists and identity thieves attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors.Sometimes, those who try to register with FEMA discover that someone has already registered using their name. Scammers may contact survivors who have not registered with FEMA and try to extract money or information. In these cases, it’s likely the survivor’s personal …

News release: Magna Earthquake Individual Assistance Remote Inspection Process

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July 22, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY – Due to the nationwide Covid-19 emergency, FEMA is using remote inspections to assess damage to homes in Salt Lake and Davis counties cause by earthquakes between March 18 and April 17. Utahns who applied for federal disaster assistance — and reported that they may not or cannot live at home due to earthquake damage …

4 months later: Did you have damage from the Magna earthquake?

jdougherty Disasters, Resources

Davis and Salt Lake County residents may be eligible for federal assistance Disaster Assistance steps Register with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov or or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Help in many languages is also available. Registration takes you through a survey with about 25 questions, asking the location of the home, how many occupants, what kind of …

3 ways to get the most out of the Great Utah ShakeOut today

jdougherty Preparedness, Recent earthquakes

Why we need an earthquake drill even after so many recent earthquakes Good morning, Utah! We’ve always wondered if an earthquake would happen on the day of the ShakeOut. Well, here we are! There have been more than 1,200 aftershocks following the March 18 Magna earthquake. The most recent felt aftershock was an M4.2 today at 7:41 a.m. With so …

earthquake damage with the invitation to search your home for hazards that could fall over in an earthquake

What do you do while staying at home? Earthquake-proof your stuff, of course.

jdougherty Preparedness

While many Utahns are following Gov. Gary Herbert’s Stay Safe/Stay Home Directive or their local health department order, they might be looking for good activities to complete around the home. Why not let the recent Magna earthquake motivate you to make your home safer for the next earthquake? There are a few simple steps you can take. Thanks to Rosie …

U of U Seismograph Stations Magna Earthquake Information

Mackenzie Cope Resources

View frequently asked questions, up-to-date earthquake and aftershock information, and magnitude and depth data from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. View U of U Seismograph Stations View frequently asked questions, up-to-date earthquake and aftershock information, and magnitude and depth data from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations. View U of U Seismograph Stations

Can We Have a Talk About Earthquake Anxiety?

Mackenzie Cope Original Posts, Resources

From the Utah Division of Emergency Management: With a magnitude 3.9 aftershock today in Magna, we began getting a lot of questions on Twitter about what it all means. But a deeper question led us to write the following: Can we have a talk about earthquake anxiety? This is dedicated to all of our friends, old and new, who have …