As we were just reminded with a 6.1 earthquake this morning, earthquakes can happen suddenly and without warning. It is a good idea to keep up to speed on the proper procedures in such an event, and how to make adequate preparations in case of injury or a breakdown in essential services such as water or electricity.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
I wish you many blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope the season finds you and your families well. I wanted to take this opportunity to alert you there is a desperate need for food, warm clothing, and other donations throughout Anchorage and Alaska this Thanksgiving.
The unusually cold weather this year has strained the resources of many of our nonprofit organizations as they provide assistance to needy families and individuals. Many of these organizations are critically low on supplies and your help is needed to make sure that those who are less fortunate are able to have a happy Thanksgiving. Please take a moment to learn about some of the needs that have come to my attention, and about ways you can provide assistance.Read more
Whether a flood, earthquake or wildfire, a natural disaster could strike our community any time of the year. This September, communities around our state have been observing Emergency Preparedness Month. The purpose is to help make sure we are adequately prepared for an emergency or disaster in our community – and Alaska is no stranger to natural disasters.
In light of the enormous stakes at hand, what should we be doing to prepare now?Read more