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.
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.
- 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.)
Agencies to follow for updates
Disaster Distress Helpline
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