Saturday, April 25, 2015

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Slams Nepal

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Slams Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 688 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said.

The U.S. Geological Survey had at first rated the temblor at 7.5 magnitude but later upgraded the strength. It reported aftershocks of 6.6 and 5.1 magnitude, among many others others.  In all, the USGS said, at least 15 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 or greater had been felt in Nepal so far.

One witness told CNN by phone that people were gathered outdoors in fear. Another said via Facebook that power was out and people were listening for news on their car radios.

"We are scared and waiting for the tremors to end," Shiwani Neupane said on Facebook chat from Kathmandu. "We are all sitting outside because there is more news of another quake.

"There is no power and families are listening to the FM radio inside their cars," Neupane said. "News of multiple building collapses. I've seen many cracked walls and roads and buildings. The Dharara was packed with people a while ago. There are police everywhere trying to move rubble to make space on the roads for ambulances. Everyone is very scared."

The force of the quake was said by people who contacted the USGS to be from "severe" to "violent," nearly the highest rating on the intensity scale. Tremors were felt as far as New Delhi, more than 200 miles away in neighboring India. An official said they were felt there at magnitude 5.0.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

You can register for Yalecrest's upcoming CERT class on Salt Lake City's emergency website.

Go to and
          click on CERT on the top bar
                    click on Register for a Class
                               click on April 22 - June 3 CERT Class Registration

Course fee is $30 per person for residents and you pay for the class on the first night. The deadline for registering is April 15th.

Reg. Track 7 nights, Wednesdays @ 1431 E Gilmer Dr
April 22 - June 3, 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Registration deadline:  April 15, 2015

Click on the link below for more information and to register:

The Great Utah Shake Out at Bonneville Elementary

The  community is invited to come and observe, participate, and learn the  best ways to react during an emergency. If anyone is involved in Red  Cross, C.E.R.T., or ham radio, we welcome them to come practice their  skills --  Register at under the top menu item "ShakeOut".

Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake

The Great Utah ShakeOut:  Readying Utahns for a 7.0 quake

Posted April 12 2015,

The goal of the Great ShakeOut is not only to teach people how to protect themselves during the quake by taking cover under a sturdy object, but also to become more mindful of habits they can develop to be more prepared, Dougherty said.

“While we’re waiting for it to happen, we as residents can really take command now,” he said. “Preparedness on the individual level is really one of the keys that will tell how well we do as a state.”

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Date:                 April 24 and 25, 2015
Time:                9:00 am - 8:00pm

Location:          Utah's South Towne Expo Center 
                          9575 South State Street, Sandy, UT 84070

We're excited to announce our 2015 Schedule kickoff starting in Utah!  We'll be coming to Salt Lake City's South Towne Expo Center April 24-25th from 9AM-8PM on both days.  This will be a two-day event combining entertainment with the world of Prepping, Survival, and Outdoor Enthusiasts.  We're your one stop shop for all things Prepping & Survival.

PrepperCon will showcase training, education, fundamentals, self-defense, survival, food storage, first aid, gadgets, gear, and networking alongside the most entertaining atmosphere you could imagine in the Prepping industry.  With all of the excitement and energy of a Comic Con, we have hands-on classes, celebrity speakers, panels, disaster simulations, fashion shows, and contests.  This is the PREMIER prepper convention in Utah.  The event is geared to be informative, motivational, entertaining, and include celebrities, a chef’s food storage cook-off, bug-out gear fashion show, and a zombie apocalypse costume contest and tons of door prizes!

Follow the link below to get discount tickets now!  Discount prices disappear April 22nd! 
Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult.

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Health, Safety, and Preparedness Expo and Fun Run

Health, Safety, and Preparedness Expo and Fun Run

Date:               April 25, 2015
Time:              10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:         Hawthorn Academy
                         9062 South 2200 West
                        West Jordan, Utah 84088

This FREE community preparedness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at Hawthorn Academy in West Jordan. It will feature a variety of speakers, classes and activities to help everyone learn more about how to be ready for the worst-case scenario.

Scheduled speakers include Maralin Hoff from Be Ready Utah, representatives from Utah Disaster Kleenup, volunteers from the American Red Cross and spokespeople from Questar.

Classes will include first aid practices, how to filter water, proper sanitation practices, financial planning for an emergency, how to create a family emergency and evacuation plan and maintaining emotional well-being during a crisis, powerless cooking, E-Prep scouting merit badge, first aid, water storage, food storage on a budget, and powerless cooking. There will also be food storage meal cooking demonstrations.

Many of the classes will be given more than once during the event, so those interested are invited to attend and participate at any time their schedules permit. Classes will start at 9:30, will run for 45 minutes and will be repeated every hour on the 1/2 hour (ie -10:30, 11:30)

Vendors will also be there with booths and demonstrations of products that can be purchased to prepare for an emergency.

Local businesses, such as Jenkins Soffe Mortuary, will also make presentations on topics such as how to plan for the death of family members.

For more information click on the link below:

Community Event: Utah Earthquakes and You– It's Personal

Community Event:

Utah Earthquakes and You– It's Personal

Date:              April 17, 2013
Time:             7:30 - 9 pm

Location:        Radisson Hotel Downtown, Wasatch Ballroom
                       215 West South Temple
                       Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to help you prepare yourself, your family, your friends, and your community to survive the Big One.

Full Description: 
The public is invited to a Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Seismological Society of America as part of their 2013 Annual Meeting, and held in conjunction with the Great Utah Shakeout. Much has been learned about the earthquake threat and vulnerability in Utah. We know where earthquakes are likely to occur and what they can do. We know how to reduce losses from large earthquakes but we have not done enough to prepare for the next large Utah event. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to help you prepare yourself, your family, your friends, and your community to survive the Big One.