NEWS: Alaska House Approves Legislation Simplifying How Members of the Organized Militia are Paid

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize the same pay and benefits for members of Alaska’s organized militia, whether they are called up for state active duty or federal active duty. House Bill 150, sponsored by the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, simplifies and clarifies the current payment system for militia members.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: This Monday: Hearing on Disaster Preparedness

I hope you are weathering the continuing intense windstorms which we have been experiencing. These storms were very unusual for this time of year, so it is important that we learn from them so we can be prepared as best as possible in the future.

This Monday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon I will be participating in a hearing hosted by the Senate State affairs committee to discuss the topic of emergency preparedness and wind storms.

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Rep Tuck’s Community Connection: ALERT: Wind Advisory and Emergency Preparedness Tips

The National Weather Service has warned that a high wind watch is now in effect from Saturday evening through late Sunday night in Anchorage. We can expect southeast winds along Turnagain Arm and the Hillside with gusts of up to 100 miles per hour. The rest of Anchorage may experience winds of 35 to 50 miles per hour with possible gusts of 65 miles per hour.

The recent windstorm that struck the city serves as a strong reminder of the importance of emergency preparedness. I hope you will take a moment to look over the following information which will help you prepare for an emergency.

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Rep. Petersen’s Report from the Capitol: Wind Storm Recovery Update – Appreciating the Crews and Improving Emergency Response

I just wanted to let you know the National Weather Service is predicting another storm for this weekend. It’s not supposed to be as severe but it’s still important to be prepared.

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2rd Annual Spirit of Muldoon Picnic. I was honored to serve my neighbors and constituents burgers and brats at the proposed future site of the Muldoon Town Square Park. I was especially impressed the number of East Anchorage residents who donated emergency supplies like batteries, candles, canned food, and ice to help their neighbors at the Spirit of Muldoon picnic, despite having less than 24 hours to organize this supply drive.

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Rep. Holmes’ Newsletter: Wind Advisory for this Weekend!

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for another high wind event in Anchorage this weekend! Although forecasts can always change, considering the winds that recently surprised the city, please make sure to do all that you can to prepare. The city has recently issued a statement to let folks know how to prepare. You can find the statement here, on the municipal website.

Keep in mind that if there is a medical or life threatening emergency, you should call 911.

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Rep. Petersen’s Report from the Capitol: Helping Our Neighbors Without Power: Please Donate Ice and Supplies

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am asking you to help me help our neighbors. I am organizing an emergency supply drive to get ice and supplies to people who are affected by the power outage.

Much of East Anchorage is still without power, and unfortunately it looks like some neighborhoods might not be getting power restored until this weekend. I am also without power, and I have heard from many neighbors who are really hurting.

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NEWS: Rep. Petersen Initiates Emergency Supply Drive to Help East Anchorage Residents Without Electricity

“We can come together as a community to help our neighbors cope until we get power back”

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Pete Petersen (D-Anchorage) invited his East Anchorage neighbors and others throughout the city who have electricity after Tuesday’s storm to donate canned food, flashlights, batteries, candles and other emergency supplies to those who still do not have power and may be running low on essentials.

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