How many Utahns participated in 2012?


How many are in for 2013?


Friday, June 01, 2012

Do you have loved ones in hurricane country? Help them with the preparedness tips here:
hurricane season starts today. Be a force for good: If a hurricane strikes the east/Gulf coasts, donate cash and not stuff imAForce

Thursday, May 31, 2012

MAKE A PLAN: Hurricane season starts tomorrow. Could you be the out-of-state contact for family or friends in hurricane-prone states?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Does your school teach children to become Masters of Disaster? Teachers can request a kit here:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

GET INVOLVED: Could you help your neighborhood in a disaster? If you want to know what to do, contact your city to find a @utahcert class
BE INFORMED: Of course we're concerned about earthquakes, but floods are the most common disaster.
MAKE A KIT: Make sure to squirrel away some cash in small bills whatsinyourkit shakeout

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

GET A KIT: shakeout lesson...Will the clothes you packed for your toddler's kit still fit him now that he's 17? whatsinyourkit

Monday, May 14, 2012

Safetytip: Add a flashlight & extra batteries to your family’s emergency kit, in case the power goes out. via @fema @utahcert

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Opinions on emergency preparedness? Focus Groups on May 22, 23 or 24; 6 - 7:30 pm in Tooele. Food provided. Call Wade at 435-833-8123.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

RT @tcem: People needed for Focus Groups about CSEPP on May 22, 23 or 24; 6 - 7:30 pm in Tooele. Food provided. Call Wade at 435-833-8123.

Monday, May 07, 2012

We're collecting lessons learned from the shakeout for a future blog post. Want to share? Send email to

Friday, May 04, 2012

So, the shakeout is over for this year, but we hope your preparedness plans aren't. How are you planning? ImReady

Monday, April 30, 2012

Final column on emergency preparedness and shakeout in the @deseretnews Try joining a @utahcert so you can help.

Monday, April 23, 2012

After the shakeout it's time to improve. Some tips to recover from an earthquake:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Please share your shakeout photos, videos or stories with us about today's drill:
The Great @UtahShakeOut is happening now! Drop, cover and hold on for one minute. Thanks for playing, Utah!
Three hours until @UtahShakeOut. Are you getting under your desk? Tweet some pics using the shakeout hashtag
10 minutes to shakeout. Remember: drop, cover and hold one for 1 minute. Then review emergency plans and supplies
30 minutes to ShakeOut. Utah is getting prepared for earthquakes.
The Great @UtahShakeOut is in one hour!!! You can still sign up at shakeout
Two hours until the @UtahShakeOut. Thanks to everyone who is playing today. Please share photos or videos of your drill
Our friends in southern Utah can listen to the following stations at 10:15 a.m. to hear a shakeout drill broadcast:
The Great @UtahShakeOut is in four hours. It's still not too late to plan your own earthquake drill.
Today is the Great @UtahShakeOut. So many people participating. Here's the list: shakeout

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Great @UtahShakeOut is tomorrow. I can't believe it's tomorrow. Join us!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Great @UtahShakeOut is in two days. Tell your friends! Join us! shakeout

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Great @UtahShakeOut is in three days.Drop, cover and hold on at 10:15 a.m. on April 17 Join us!

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Great @UtahShakeOut is in four days. How are you preparing? shakeout Sign up at
Don't forget the Utah Prepare conference and expo tomorrow in Layton: shakeout

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Getting ready for the shakeout, @redcrossutah is letting the public come to its shelters. Sign up here:
Preparedness tip, on @kslcom: You think about food storage, but do you think about the other end of that? shakeout
The Great @UtahShakeOut is in five days. Join nearly 850,000 Utahns under the table or desk. Join us!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Great @UtahShakeOut is in six days. It's still not too late to sign up to participate Join us!

Monday, April 09, 2012

@utahemergency You think? Now with 836,000 participants.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Now with 828,000 Utahns, the Great @UtahShakeOut is all about your own personal preparedness for disaster. Are you in?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

RT @utahgov: Details on University of Utah participation in the Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Exercise: via @YouTube

Monday, April 02, 2012

Disaster might not strike when you're at home: Brought to you by @beprepared_com and @deseretnews

Thursday, March 29, 2012

You know, if you get two friends to join the shakeout, and they get two friends, and they get two friends, we'll have 1 million easy ;)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What are 801,000 Utahns doing on April 17 at 10:15 a.m.? Why aren't you one of them?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Make copies of important documents for your emergency kit. More tips in today's @deseretnews @beprepared_com column:

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Great Utah ShakeOut now has 785,000 participants. April 17, 10:15 a.m. We want to see you under a desk
Now that spring is here, @governorherbert made declaration on flooding awareness : Be prepared.
ICYMI: Here's @LtGovGregBell talking about the @UtahShakeOut on Contact: Thanks for sharing!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thanks to @FoodDailyBread for talking about the shakeout on @kslstudio5 today. If you missed it, here's the show
Exactly what we'd expect after an major quake here: Aftershock: M 4.7, Oaxaca, Mexico via @quakereports shakeout

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ICYMI: Yesterday's column in the @deseretnews sponsored by @beprepared_com What you can't live without shakeout
Major earthquake in Mexico Here's what Utah is doing to prepare for a large temblor. Join us:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Don’t just wear green today – add green to your 72-hour kit. During power outages/emergencies ATMs may not be working. Via @READYColorado
Don’t just wear green today – add green to your 72-hour kit. During power outages/emergencies ATMs may not be working. Via @READYColorado

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

RT @utahshakeout: Just over amonth until the ShakeOut. 753,000 participants! We need a new goal. 800,000, anyone?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Today's column in the @deseretnews brought to you by @beprepared_com Toilets may not work in an earthquake. Then what?

Thursday, March 08, 2012

MAKE A PLAN: Have you thought through your emergency plans if you're at home, work or school? Do it before the shakeout so you're ready.
RT Dear Utah, now that we're nearing 720,000 shakeout participants, do you think we can get to 800,000? Are you in?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Glad the utleg now knows about the @UtahShakeOut Sen Valentine hands out flashlights for preparedness kits. utpol via @davemontero

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Wonderful! 703,000 in the April 17 shakeout. Join us: Do your own emergency drill and share your pics. Sign up at

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Great news! 650,000 of us will drop, cover and hold on 4/17 at 10:15 am in the first Utah ShakeOut

Monday, February 20, 2012

Watch this: Then read this: Then share. Then make your kit. Then join @UtahShakeOut Please?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Make a plan, get a kit, be informed, get involved. More info at and don't forget the Great @UtahShakeOut on 4/17 at 10:15 am

Friday, February 10, 2012

Now, @bereadyryan is sharing the @utahshakeout with private sector. Are you in?
Right now... Meeting with our private sector partners. Emergency response means involving the whole community, right @fema?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Every Monday in the @deseretnews, @beprepared_com is helping us bring you tips to help you prepare for disaster
It's time for the @CentUS_ShakeOut. More than 2.3 million are under their desks right now! Join 700,000 Utahns on 4/17 for @UtahShakeOut
And, of course, you know to sign up to participate in the Great @UtahShakeOut by going to
In two hours, more than 2.3 million people in the central U.S. will drop, cover and hold on for the @CentUS_ShakeOut Utah's version is 4/17

Monday, February 06, 2012

Have you had a chance to "like" the 4/17 Great @UtahShakeOut on Facebook? Thanks!
Today's Deseret News column: Practice your emergency drills, sign up for the Great Utah ShakeOut .

It's not just coaching lingo you might hear on the basketball court from BYU coach Dave Rose or Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak. "You play like you practice," works in any arena, especially emergency preparedness.

At Be Ready Utah, the state's emergency preparedness campaign, we're always telling Utahns to make a plan, get a kit, be informed and get involved.

That way, we are ready for any disaster: fire, flood, severe winter storm, extended power outage, zombie apocalypse...

Read the rest here:
Play like you practice works for emergencies, too

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Make sure you're following @UtahShakeOut for the latest numbers of participants and how to be ready for the shakeout
So, PunxsutawneyPhil saw his shadow. Six weeks of winter? Winter safety tips here: Let's see what Sunset Sam says today.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Do you have medical training or know someone who does? Use your skills in a disaster. Join a medical reserve corps:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GET INVOLVED: Want to learn how to help your neighbors in an emergency? Why not join a @utahcert course. Find out more at

Monday, January 30, 2012

This week's @deseretnews column on emergency prep: Make a family communication plan. Hint: text first.

Friday, January 27, 2012

BE INFORMED: About 800 earthquakes happen every year in Utah. But we're overdue for a major one. Preparedness tips at
Utah: Preparedness Now, now with captions. Please share. And then sign up for the shakeout

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Are you in? Nearly 560,000 participants for the April 17 shakeout, the state's largest earthquake drill ever.
The @deseretnews Classroom Connections about Great @UtahShakeOut brought to you by @beprepared_com and @bereadyutah
Still have yesterday's @deseretnews? Don't miss the Classroom Connections piece about earthquake prep and the shakeout

Monday, January 23, 2012

RT @utahshakeout: Have you ever played "Beat the Quake" at See if you can protect the home.
RT @utahshakeout: Thanks to @DavisSchools more than 519,000 Utahns are joining the April 17 shakeout. Sign up at
Share our latest @deseretnews column on earthquake preparedness: Find home hazards before shaking starts ready2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

GET A KIT: whatsinyourkit Mine? Battery powered radio and extra batteries
MAKE A PLAN: Please teach your loved ones to drop/cover/hold on during an earthquake. More tips at ready2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ICYMI: How to keep your water heater vertical in an earthquake Ready2012 written by @UtahEmergency

Monday, January 16, 2012

Today's column in prep for the Great @UtahShakeOut in @deseretnews - How to keep your water heater vertical shakeout

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Look for the next in a series of preparedness columns in Monday's @deseretnews written by Joe Dougherty @utahemergency

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Remember, @BeReadyUtah works to get you prepared, but follow @UtahEmergency for warnings or for disaster information SMEM

Saturday, January 07, 2012

We're one week into the new year. How are you doing with your resolve to be ready2012? Reply or email us at
MAKE A PLAN: Why we drop/cover/hold on during a quake. Reason 1:You're more likely to be injured by flying/falling objects if you don't.
GET A KIT: With this utsnow, we want to remind you to prepare for winter driving. Car kit ingredients:

Friday, January 06, 2012

MAKE A PLAN: Do you know what to do when the earth starts shaking? Drop, Cover and Hold on. Reasons why later.#Resolve Ready2012
Don't forget in your resolve to be ready2012 to register for the Great @UtahShakeOut. by going to Be counted!
In your resolve to be ready2012 What are you doing to prepare for disaster? Reply or email us at

Thursday, January 05, 2012

So by now, you have an emergency kit. resolve to check it twice a year and replace items that have expired or don't work ready2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

MAKE A PLAN: Resolve to teach each family member to text instead of call during a disaster. Have an out-of-state emergency contact, too.
Shout out to participants in the Great @UtahShakeOut: @FruitHeightsGov @ULGT @bluffdalecity @southsaltlake @grangerhunter @MurrayCityUT
Resolve to be Ready in 2012. Tip: You need two kits: One in case you have to flee and one in case you have to stay

Resolve to Be Ready

So, we're in a new year.

It's full of promise, wonder and the unknown. Many Utahns are thinking about how they want to improve themselves. They may try to lose weight, finally start that novel they've been talking about for three years, build that shed or take up a new hobby.
Here's another idea: Why not resolve to be ready in 2012? Ready for what? Disaster.
Across the nation in 2011, we saw winter storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes. Since late 2010, Utah has had two flooding events that led to Presidential Disaster Declarations. The Dec. 1 windstorm that struck Davis County knocked out power and overturned semitrailers. Since last week, Utah has registered 11 tiny earthquakes. We expect hundreds of small earthquakes to occur in Utah each year and we're overdue for the "Big One."

Why not resolve now to prepare yourself and your family to survive a disaster? There are simple steps you can take. Start by clicking around to learn preparedness tips in the following areas.
  • Make a plan - What should you do in an earthquake? What if you have to evacuate your home?
  • Get a kit - Learn about what should go into a kit you can grab if you have to flee.
  • Be informed....
Read the rest at
Shout out to participants in April's Great @UtahShakeOut: @cityoflogan @LaytonFYI @LaytonEmergency @DaggettCountyUT @nslchat @NSL_Live
RT @utahshakeout: We've passed 410,000 participants for the shakeout! @uidnews @uidlicensing are in. Are you?

Monday, January 02, 2012

How is that new year's resolution coming? It's not too late to resolve to be ready in 2012.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year, Utah! Make 2012 a good one. We'll do our best to help you remember to Resolve to be ready for disaster. ImPrepared