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Because of its varying climate and terrain, Utah can experience a variety of disasters. Wildfires can strike during the hot, dry summer months and severe storms during the winter season can blanket parts of the state, causing power outages and increasing avalanche danger. We are also at risk from flooding, tornadoes, drought, landslides, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, and now the possibility of a Pandemic Influenza.

Despite these risks, there are steps each citizen can and should take to ensure they are prepared for a variety of disasters. We know that disaster preparedness works. We can take action now that will help protect our families, reduce the impact an emergency has on our lives, and deal with the chaos if an incident occurs near us.

Contact Information

Utah Department of Public Safety
Division of Homeland Security
1110 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-3400
(800) 753-2858
Be Ready Utah
Utah Department of Public Safety's Division of Homeland Security

Citizen Corps

We know that disaster can strike at any time. We all have a personal responsibility to be ready. Get involved in preparing your family and your community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, educates citizens about emergency preparedness, provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

Utah Citizen Corps Council
324 South State Street, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 538-8606

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