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MAGNA RESIDENTS: You must register by Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in order to receive assistance from FEMA for any damage to your home or business from the Magna earthquake.

– Federal sites have indicated more than one date as it relates to deadlines to apply for disaster assistance. A few weeks ago the MSD sent out a postcard to all registrants indicating that September 8th was the deadline to apply for disaster assistance associated with the Magna earthquake. This is the correct date. The recent MSD newsletter recently delivered to Magna residents indicated a February 2021 deadline. The date was included in Mayor Peay’s letter, however, it was added in my an MDS staff member who had checked the FEMA website for information on the application process. FEMA has confirmed that the February 2021 deadline was a general deadline, but not specific to the Magna earthquake. The September 8th date on the postcard is correct. If this date mix-up impacted the timing of your submission, please note that the registration site will still be accessible for a period after September 8, 2020.

Magna Chamber of Commerce Magna Metro Township

Federal Earthquake Assistance Update September 8 is the Final Day to Register

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Sep 3, 20204548-NR-014

SALT LAKE CITY – Tuesday, September 8 is the deadline for Utah residents to register for federal disaster assistance for damage caused by the Magna Earthquake and aftershocks between March 18 and April 17.

Utahns impacted by the disaster who haven’t registered can still apply for assistance at or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (FEMA) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Help is available in most languages.

If you require a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format of available information such as American Sign Language format, or audio format, please submit your request to:

Since the July 8 disaster declaration, more than 670 Utahns have registered with FEMA for earthquake assistance. More than $1.3 million in federal disaster assistance has been provided to eligible applicants in Salt Lake and Davis counties, including more than $480,000 in FEMA grant funding. 

In addition, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved disaster loans totaling more than $840,000 for businesses and residents. These low-interest loans may be used to repair or replace damaged and destroyed businesses and homes, personal property items and automobiles. Additional SBA applications are in the review process.

Contact a mitigation specialist at or for more information about making your home and family safer before, during and after an earthquake.

For more information on Utah’s recovery from the Magna Quake, visit,, or


To register with FEMA and to file a disaster claim, please CLICK HERE.

For the KSL News Article Click here.

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