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September 8, 2020

Windstorm Information & Resources

Due to the high winds and cold temperatures, many Salt Lake County residents are facing difficulties with power outages and the need for electricity and shelter. Below is information and resources to help answer some of those needs.

Emergency Declaration

On Wednesday, September 9, Salt Lake County issued a Declaration of Emergency (DOE) for the recent high wind emergency event. The decision to issue the DOE was based on multiple concerns, including the extent of damage, anticipated need for resources, and cost of recovery. A local emergency declaration provides avenues for municipalities and counties to receive financial and material resources from the state or federal government. 

Damage Survey

Salt Lake County residents can self-report damage at their properties. This survey will help affected cities and the county better coordinate resources and clean up efforts. This survey does not generate service requests for work - please contact your city’s public works office or Rocky Mountain Power for downed power lines.

Complete Survey

Downed Power Lines & Power Outages

Please avoid and stay far away from all downed power lines - some lines can become reenergized as power is restored in other locations. Electricity can also travel through the ground and harm those nearby.

Emergency Management and Rocky Mountain Power are estimating 48 to 72 hours to fully restore power to all locations. For information from Rocky Mountain Power, call (888) 221-7070 or text STAT to 759677. For emergencies, call 911.

Downed Trees

Contact your municipality to report downed trees or branches in the road. Call Salt Lake County Public Works at 385-468-6101 if you are normally serviced by the county.

Debris Disposal

The owners of the Salt Lake Valley Landfill - Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City - and in conjunction with the Salt Lake Valley Landfill Council, have agreed to waive weather-related green waste disposal fees at the Salt Lake Valley Landfill, located at 6030 West California Ave, for residential, non-commercial loads beginning today at noon and running for two weeks.

The fee will not be waived for grass clippings or regular junk removal. Large contractors and commercial haulers will be charged normal rates. 

More resource information will be added as it becomes available.