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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

by | Dec 1, 2023 | Featured, Safety

We live in somewhat volatile times. Some things we have little control over. However, there are a lot of things we do have control over if…we are prepared! The State of Utah has a wonderful website with tons of good information to help us plan, get prepared, and gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a good Plan B.

Check this out! https://beready.utah.gov

Knowledge is power. When it comes to emergency preparedness and disasters, individuals and families will be better off if they’ve done their homework. Here are some helpful tips:

  1. Identify the predominant hazards where you live.
  2. Learn, practice, and teach the protective actions to survive those hazards.
  3. Identify and register for, or opt in to, the warning systems used in your area.
  4. Do Quakes make you quake? Sign up for information by texting UtahQuake to 43362 and go here for more ways to prepare: https://www.ready.gov/earthquakes
  5. Watch the Be Ready Utah PrepCasts.

We wish you good health and much happiness.

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DECEMBER
RESOURCES

A few more resources for our UNPHC EdX topic of the month Emergency Preparedness

In Utah, we have some of the best resources to prepare, and then relax. 

Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM):

  • Website: https://dem.utah.gov/
  • The Department of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating response and recovery efforts in the state. Their website provides valuable information on emergency preparedness, including guides, plans, and resources.

Be Ready Utah:

  • Website: www.beready.utah.gov
  • Be Ready Utah is an initiative by the Utah DEM to promote emergency preparedness at the individual and community levels. The website offers a variety of resources, including emergency plans, supply checklists, and information on specific types of disasters.

Ready.gov:

  • Website: www.Ready.gov
  • While not specific to Utah, Ready.gov is a comprehensive resource provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It offers guidance on creating emergency plans, building emergency kits, and staying informed during disasters.

Utah Red Cross:

  • Website: www.redcross.org
  • The American Red Cross has a local chapter in Utah that provides disaster response, recovery services, and resources. Their website offers information on first aid, CPR training, and disaster preparedness.

Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA):

  • Stay informed about emergencies through the official alert systems. EAS and WEA deliver alerts from the President, the National Weather Service, and local authorities to warn of emergencies requiring evacuation or immediate action.

National Weather Service – Salt Lake City Office:

  • Website: www.weather.gov/slc/
  • Stay informed about weather-related emergencies by monitoring the National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office for weather forecasts, warnings, and advisories.

Remember to tailor your emergency preparedness plan to your specific needs and circumstances. Regularly review and update your plans and emergency kits to ensure they remain relevant. Additionally, participating in community drills and exercises can enhance your readiness for potential emergencies.

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