For the most updated Earthquake Preparedness resources, visit earthquake.utah.gov.
MAGNA EARTHQUAKE, MARCH 18, 2020
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Utah to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by an earthquake during the period of March 18 to April 17, 2020. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Davis and Salt Lake counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
S.A.F.E Neighborhoods Program
Grab Your Kit, and Walk to School. A program that utilizes local elementary schools as communication and reunification hubs during catastrophic disasters. Learn more HERE.
Disaster Response skills taught right here in Millcreek. Sign-up for a course today.
Being Financially Prepared for When Disaster Strikes
Explore the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit Opens a New Window. (EFFAK), a joint publication from Operation Hope and FEMA to help you prepare financially and provide tips to reduce the impact of disasters can leave you with financially.
Take these steps today to be prepared in the event of an emergency:
- Compile a digital copy of financial and critical personal, household, and medical information.
- Start saving money in an emergency savings account that can be used during a crisis. Keep a small amount of cash at home in a safe place, as credit/debit cards and ATM's may not work during a disaster.
- Obtain proper levels of property (homeowners or renters), health, and life insurance if you do not have them. Consider additional hazard insurance such as earthquake or flood insurance. Learn more about flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
Learn more about Financial Preparedness for individuals and organizations by visiting Ready.gov
- Flood Facts
- Floods - What you should know living in Utah
- Salt Lake County Flood Control - Flood Preparedness Manual
- National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Resources
- The Complete Guide to Flood and Safety Awareness
Millcreek Floodplain Zones
You can check if your property is located in a floodplain by using the Maps feature on our website.
- Go to millcreek.us
- Click on the round "Maps" button underneath the main picture on the front page
- In the Map Gallery, click on the map on the left named "Millcreek Resident Information"
- If a splash screen pops up, dismiss it by clicking "Continue"
- Go to the left side of the page where it lists "Layers," and uncheck the "City Council Districts" and "Millcreek Parcels" boxes
- Find the eighth box down that says "Effective Floodplains" and check the box
- Type your address into the white search box in the top left corner of the map
Sandbags for Residents
Serious flooding issues should be reported to Millcreek during business hours at 801-214-2700 or after hours at 385-468-6101.
Sandbags are available at no cost to residents at the Salt Lake County Public Works Yard located at 604 W 6960 S in Midvale. Additional locations in Millcreek are subject to change. Please call us at 801-217-2700 for the most updated information.
Residents are allowed up to 25 bags which can be picked up anytime during regular business hours from 8 to 5 or after hours by calling ahead to 385-468-6101 to make arrangements.
All power outages should be reported to Rocky Mountain Power at 877-508-5088.
- Preparing for Potential Outages
- Sign-up for outage alerts via your Rocky Mountain Power Account portal
- Report Outages, more reports can help zero in on the problem causing the outage.
- By Phone, 1-877-508-5088
- By Text, Text OUT to 759677 to report an outage; Text STAT to 759677 to check the status of your outage.
- Online here
- Rocky Mountain Power and Wildfire Safety
- Key Causes of Power Outages
- What Rocky Mountain Power Does to Restore Power
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) FireWise Resources