Earthquake – March 18, 2020

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Issues Emergency Declaration No. 3

Following a 5.7 earthquake this morning Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed a third emergency proclamation declaring a local emergency. The declaration allows Mayor Mendenhall to exercise emergency powers to help citizens of Salt Lake City address the emergency.

“Signing this declaration will help us to ensure that Salt Lake City is able to access both state and federal funding that we might need in the wake of today’s earthquakes,” Mayor Mendenhall said.

The declaration also authorizes the City to request all assistance available with respect to this local emergency from all federal, state and local sources, and authorizes her to activate all applicable mutual aid agreements.

Representatives from the State, Salt Lake City, and local departments of public safety briefed the public and media regarding this morning’s earthquake and the steps that have been taken to respond and assure continued services.

Updates

Visit the U. S. Geological Survey website for a report on the earthquake and the aftershock forecast.

Salt Lake School District: Find information about the district’s food program and student device check out at https://www.slcschools.org/news/2019-20/coronavirus-information/

SLC International Airport: The airport is up and running. Check the website or airport app for more information such as security wait times or flight delays. Everyone is doing their best to get back on schedule after yesterday’s earthquake.

Dominion Energy is responding to and controlling leaks. (FOR GAS EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL: 800-767-1689.)

City Golf Course Update – Due to the earthquake on March 18, all SLC Golf courses will be closed to customers until further notice. We will post updates on SLCgolf.com and on our social media pages after our staff has had time to fully assess the safety of our buildings.

Earthquake FAQ

Please remain calm and follow earthquake guidelines.
  • Check on your family and neighbors.
  • Safe places in homes and apartments bearing walls and doorways- stay away from windows and hazards that are not secured to the structure.
  • Look for overhead hazards both indoors and outdoors. (Tree branches, powerlines, chandeliers)
  • Fire Department, Police Department, and Building and Housing is assessing for damage throughout the city.
  • Water infrastructure seems to be all good.
  • Police are assessing streets and traffic.
  • Rocky Mountain Power knows about the power outages and is working to reestablish those
  • Dominion Energy is responding to and controlling leaks. (FOR GAS EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL: 800-767-1689.)
The city is equipped and trained to handle events like these. Utah Division of Emergency Management expects dozens of aftershocks following the 5.7 primary event in Magna this morning. 911 dispatch SLC911 Dispatch is operating as normal, but please remember you can report non-emergencies online at SLCPD.com or by calling 801-799-3000. If you are experiencing #coronavirus symptoms, please tell your call taker so they can let the responding officers know to take preventative steps.
The airport is up and running. Check the website or airport app for more information such as security wait times or flight delays. Everyone is doing their best to get back on schedule after yesterday’s earthquake.
211 –This phone line connects people to a services from organizations in the community. It is free and confidential. Visit the website for more information on the resources available.
Yes. See below for information on services.
All waste and recycle collections, including Call 2 Haul were accomplished today. Plans are for the services to continue uninterrupted.
Water supply and quality not impacted. No shut-offs or boil orders anticipated. If you have water quality or water pressure concerns, or a water or sewer emergency, call Public Utilities' dispatch: 801-483-6700.

Agencies to follow for updates

@UtahEmergency on Twitter

@UtahEmergency on Facebook

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

Utah Geological Survey

www.Shakeout.org



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