The State of Utah has launched a new website aimed at providing comprehensive resources on flooding to its residents. The website – floods.utah.gov – went live last week and offers a one-stop-shop for Utah residents to access all the information they need to know about flooding in their area.
The site features the FEMA flood risk map, allowing residents to enter their addresses and see their flood risk. The website also provides information from various state departments, such as public safety, natural resources, environmental quality, agriculture, tourism, and transportation, making it a valuable resource for residents.
“We are thrilled to offer a centralized resource for Utah residents to access important information about flooding,” said Commissioner Jess L. Anderson, Utah Department of Public Safety. “Floods.utah.gov is a comprehensive website that provides the latest information on flood risk, emergency management, and state or local information. Keeping Utah safe requires all of us to take responsibility and be proactive in preparing for potential emergencies. We encourage all Utah residents to visit the website and utilize these valuable resources.”
In addition to the above resources, floods.utah.gov also offers a daily situation report update every morning, providing the most recent information on flooding for each region in the state of Utah. The website also provides links to county and city emergency management websites for local information and lists any volunteer opportunities that may be available.
Besides the State of Utah’s website, Utah State University Extension created a website with flood information and resources at flood.usu.edu. The site includes information and tips on how to prepare for flooding, what to do during a flood, and recovery after a flood. Also included are flood maps for the state, information on sandbagging, flood insurance, emergency preparation, food safety, sanitizing, and more.