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

Release Date Release Number
4548-NR-014

SALT LAKE CITY – 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 800-621-3362 (FEMA) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.

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.

Since the July 8 disaster declaration, more than 670 Utahns have registered with FEMA for earthquake assistance. More than $1.3 million in federal disaster assistance has been provided to eligible applicants in Salt Lake and Davis counties, including more than $480,000 in FEMA grant funding. 

In addition, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved disaster loans totaling more than $840,000 for businesses and residents. These low-interest loans may be used to repair or replace damaged and destroyed businesses and homes, personal property items and automobiles. Additional SBA applications are in the review process.

Contact a mitigation specialist at FEMA-r8-HMhelp@fema.dhs.gov or bereadyutah@utah.gov for more information about making your home and family safer before, during and after an earthquake.

For more information on Utah’s recovery from the Magna Quake, visit, www.fema.gov/disaster/4548, or https://earthquakes.utah.gov/magna-quake/

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Last updated September 3, 2020