Emergency Management


Preparing Makes Sense - Get Ready Now

The likelihood that you and your family will recover from a disaster tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparedness done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual regardless of current circumstances can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies from fires and floods to potential terrorist attacks. By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones will be better prepared.

When disaster strikes there is little time to sit down and plan out what you need to do. Planning ahead and making preparations in advance can make the difference between surviving well or even surviving at all. Plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situation. Use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as assembling a disaster supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made disaster. However, there are significant differences among potential terrorist threats, such as biological, chemical, explosive, nuclear, and radiological, which will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. By beginning a process of learning about these specific threats and making basic preparations, you can make a difference in how you will survive in a disaster.

Logan City Government Preparedness

Logan City government provides goods and services to its citizens and surrounding community partners on a daily basis.  Being able to maintain and restore those critical services is a top priority for your local leaders.  City personnel in various departments not only take steps to prepare their own families, but to ensure that their workplace and equipment are ready to respond when disaster strikes.  Logan City maintains an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which allows for interdepartmental collaboration and coordination of activities in times of disaster.  Logan city partners with Cache County and other surrounding cities to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate against our local and statewide threats and hazards.


Logan City is a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador and is StormReady Certified    

The City of Logan participates in public education programs and preparedness activities with the National Weather Service.  
Ninety percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related.

stormready_logoRgWhat is StormReady?
Through the StormReady program, NOAA's National Weather Service gives communities the skills and education needed to survive severe weather -- before and during a severe weather event.

StormReady does not mean storm proof.
StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but Stormready can help communities save lives.

Logan City became the first StormReady city in the state of Utah to be recognized by the local National Weather Service office in Salt Lake city. In order to receive this recognition, Logan city had to meet the following criteria:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and to alert the public.
  • Create a system that monitors local weather condtions.
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

These tools, procedures, and exercises have allowed Logan city to be better prepared for and to respond to severe weather events which threaten our community.

NOAA Weather Radios (NWR)
NWR is an all-hazards public warning system, broadcasting forecasts, warnings and emergency information 24 hours a day directly to the public.

"All Hazards" messages include:

  • Natural (e.g., tornado, hurricane, floods, earthquakes)
  • Technological accidents (e.g., chemical release, oil spill, nuclear power plant emergencies, maritime accidents, train derailments)
  • Amber Alerts
  • Terrorist attacks

Non-weather emergency messages will be broadcast over NWR when: (1) public safety is involved, (2) the message comes from an official government source, and (3) time is critical.  Non-weather emergency messages will also be broadcast over NWR at the request of local and/or state officials. When local or state officials wish to broadcast a message on NWR, the officials provide text information about the hazard and the appropriate response directly to the local NWS offices. NWS offices have set up pre-arranged agreements to facilitate and speed the process.

Where can I find a disaster shelter?

During natural or man-made disasters the need to evacuate your home may be necessary to preserve life, health, and personal safety. Local emergency officials will determine the need to evacuate homes or neighborhoods based upon severity and other hazardous aspects of particular disasters. In times of evacuation,many individuals typically seek shelter with extended family or community friends. Sometimes the need arises to go to public sheltering facilities provided by local response agencies.

In cooperation with local religious organizations, civic organizations, and the American Red Cross, various buildings that can be utilized as shelters have been identified for use, (church houses, middle schools, high schools, etc). When a disaster occurs local emergency responders will work with American Red Cross officials to decide where to open shelters. The location of the open public shelter will then be broadcast over local radio and television air waves via the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on either KVNU 610 AM radio or KSL channel 5 on television. Local emergency officials will also make efforts to try to notify residents door to door of the need to evacuate. How long residents will need to be out of their home or at a public shelter will be dependent upon the circumstances of the disaster. Having a 72 hour emergency supply kit in your home which can be quickly grabbed and taken with you in an evacuation situation can of itself be a life saving mechanism.

Residents seeking shelter at public shelter facilities should be aware that there are certain restrictions at these locations in regards to pets. Most public shelters do not allow pets (service animals are allowed), so consider staying with relatives or at a hotel/motel that allows pets; if you must board your pet(s), consider animal boarding facilities, animal shelters and veterinary offices/hospitals. Individuals seeking information regarding shelter rules should contact the American Red Cross.

What is "Shelter-in-Place?"
In place sheltering simply means staying inside your home, business or other facility, or seeking shelter in the nearest available building. In-place sheltering keeps you inside a more protected area during an accidental release of toxic chemicals, or emergencies involving hazardous materials where air quality may be threatened.

Local emergency officials are responsible for issuing orders for in-place-sheltering during chemical or hazardous material emergencies. You may receive notice from Police, Fire, and Emergency Management officials, directly or through radio and television broadcasts. An emergency vehicle going through your neighborhood slowly with an emergency siren sounding continuously means an emergency situation may exist in your area. You should immediately go inside and tune to your local Emergency Alert System (EAS) for more information. The primary EAS station for Cache County is KVNU 610 AM. Emergency information, including steps to be taken, will be broadcast continuously until the emergency is over.

To learn about the steps to shelter-in-place, contact the Cache County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Important things you can do before, during , and after disasters