Updates

July Severe Weather

  • Since the dramatic storm – which dropped two inches of water in less than an hour – the City’s Public Utilities teams have been working day and night to assess damage and assist with recovery information in the City’s hardest-hit neighborhoods: predominantly Sugar House, the Ballpark, and in areas bordering the Jordan River.Mayor Biskupski and emergency experts strongly advise all residents and business owners affected business owners to call Public Utilities to report their damages. This will help the City compile statistics in building a case for federal disaster relief funds. That number is:801-483-6700, press option 1 Homeowners should also work with their insurance companies.
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What you should know about Severe Weather

  • Know what to do before, during, and after severe weather.
  • Create a communications plan with your family before severe weather hits.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Listen to local officials.
  • Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.
  • Evacuate if advised by local authorities.
  • Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
  • Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.

What you should know about Flood Safety

  • Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.

“3 Fast Flood Facts,” and features tips on how to stay safe during flooding. The text reads as follows:

Heavy rain can bring dangerous flash flooding.

6 inches of moving water can knock a person down.

2 feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle away.

Whether you’re walking or driving, stay clear of floodwater.

Share these facts with friends so they’re safe too.

  • Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
  • Know what to do before, during, and after a flood.
  • Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
  • Listen to local officials by radio, TV or social media.
  • Follow the National service Weather for SLC / Click here: NWS Salt Lake City
  • Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood or flash flood prone area.
  • If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are may be the best protection.
  • Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through flood waters.
  • For more information visit FEMA Flood Preparedness

ALGAL BLOOM

  • Update: Utah County, Utah Lake – The Utah Division of Drinking Water sampled 12 locations on the lake and expedited testing of six of the 12 samples collected on July 11, 2017, showed that all but one of the six sites sampled were above the threshold for a warning advisory. As of July 12, 2017, Utah Poison Control Center (UPCC) has reported a total of 68 cases related to the bloom. Of those reported cases, 55  were human, with about 24 percent of the human cases symptomatic. Most common symptoms were gastrointestinal distress, dizziness, and skin irritation.    The Utah County Health Department has issued a warning advisory for the entirety of Utah Lake. Do not swim or water ski. Do not drink the water. Keep pets and livestock away. Clean fish well and discard guts. Avoid areas of scum when boating.
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RED FLAG SEASON

Fire Safety while using fireworks

  • Don’t ever let kids play with fireworks. 
  • Give children your undivided attention. 
  • Teach your children how to call 911.
  • Teach your children what to do if their clothing catches on fire – stop, drop and roll.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them. 
  • Avoid buying fireworks that come in brown paper packaging, as this can often be a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Visit recalls.gov to make sure the fireworks you’re using aren’t subject to any safety recalls.
  • Don’t modify fireworks or use homemade fireworks.
  • Light fireworks only on smooth, flat surfaces, and aim them away from spectators, buildings, dry leaves, and flammable materials.
  • Never have any portion of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Move back a safe distance immediately after lighting.
  • Don’t try to relight fireworks that malfunction, or duds.
  • Don’t carry fireworks in your pocket or hold them close to your face.

FIRE Safety while using a grill

  1. Keep your grill at least 10 feet away from your house.
  2. Clean your grill regularly.
  3. Check for gas leaks.
  4. Keep decorations away from your grill. 
  5. Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill.And KNOW HOW TO USE IT.
  6. Don’t turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed. NEVER do this.
  7. Don’t Leave a grill unattended.
  8. Don’t overload your grill with food.
  9. Don’t Use a grill indoors. 

Heat and High temperatures Safety tips

  • Don’t leave children, animals or elderly in cars, even for a minute.
  • Look before you lock.
  • Heatstroke is dangerous/deadly don’t leave anybody inside a parked car.
  • Summer is here keep yourself and loved ones hydrated and wearing sunblock.

 

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Summer safety

  • If you go out of town on vacation, tell neighbors to cut lawn & get mail to diminish being targeted.
  • Children at play, obey speed
  • Wear helmets when on motorcycles, bikes, or UTVs
  • Keep an eye on children ALL the TIME.

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Water safety

  • As of June 6, there have been 7 fatalities in Utah’s rivers.
  • Stream and river waters from snowmelt can be extremely fast and cold. Take care of children and elder adults when recreating near rivers. Hypothermia can set in quickly.
  • Designate a “water watcher” when you are recreating: An adult who pays attention to activity near water and is not distracted by a cell phone or other adults.
  • Flood waters that flow over land pick up a lot of nasty stuff along the way: Raw sewage, spilled fuel and other chemicals, as well as sharp objects. Stay out of flood waters if you don’t have proper protective gear.
  • Six inches of flowing water can knock an adult down.
  • It only takes a foot of flowing water to float away a car and 18 to 24 inches of water can float away an SUV.

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