RadioActive: July 28, 2017

  • July 28, 2017
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Hosted by Lara Jones and Aldine Strychnine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer, tonight's show included:

SLC Mayor signs proclamation declaring a local emergency in wake of flooding, process begins to seek federal assistance 

"Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed a proclamation on Friday (7/28/17) declaring a local emergency in Salt Lake City, setting in motion a process to seek federal aid for those affected by the unprecedented flooding resulting from an intense storm in the early morning hours of July 26th.

"The declaration will be forwarded to Salt Lake Co…unty and the State of Utah, both of which must determine the City’s eligibility before any funding can be provided. From that point, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will be contacted. Any federal disaster assistance must be approved by the U.S. president.

"The Red Cross reported making contact with 161 homeowners since Wednesday, with 91 reporting some level of flood damage to their property.

"Mayor Biskupski and emergency experts strongly advise all residents and business owners affected business owners to call Public Utilities to report their damages. This will help the City compile statistics in building a case for disaster relief. That number is: 801-483-6700, press option 1.

"Homeowners should also work with their insurance companies, as well."

Source: Excerpted from press release issued by SLC Mayor's Office