News, Media & Events: Utah

Preparedness Tips

Floods happen in Utah not only during spring runoff but can occur year-round. Summer thunderstorms producing heavy rain can result in flash floods while normal rain events over areas affected by wildfire can result in conditions prone to flooding and mudflow for several years. A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Remember it does not take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage. Learn more about protecting your home or business with flood insurance.

Wildfires can also occur any time of year and should no longer be thought of as just a problem in the mountains. The devasting Marshall Fire in Colorado proved both these points in late 2021. Creating defensible space, using ignition resistant construction techniques and taking generally preparedness steps will help keep your family and community safe.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets



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鹽湖城 – 默里學區公共資訊官佩里(Doug Perry)說:「地震隨時都可能發生。」「不幸的是,麥格納地震 [3月18日] 發生於大疫情期間。不必擔心我們學校的樓房 - 它們得以倖存並仍然功能齊全 - 對我們學區而言是一種巨大的安慰。」

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鹽湖城 – 野火季節再次肆虐,整個西部地區都在受到衝擊。一旦大火熄滅,人們和社區在面臨著另一種威脅 - 洪災。 


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