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September 14, 2012
Weekend Wind Advisory
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.
Left: A neighbor informs Rep. Tuck about a dangerous situation in which a large tree has fallen on a power line. Right: Rep. Tuck talks with the utility crew after reporting the problem.
September is National Preparedness Month and the Municipality of Anchorage is sponsoring events and activities to prepare Alaskans for emergency situations. You can learn more at the Emergency Management website:
One of the most important steps you can take to increase your preparedness is to have a disaster supply kit in your home. Here is a link to more information:
Building a disaster kit can also be a good way to teach your family about keeping safe and informed during extreme weather situations. Talk through your family’s specific plan and practice what to do and where to go when the power is out.
Every month the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management sponsors CPR and first aid certification classes. To learn more call Dawn Brantley at 343-1407 or go to the following link:
The Anchorage School District has established policies and procedures in case of an emergency or natural disaster. To get the latest from ASD, sign up for their email lists, follow ASD closure notices on Twitter or friend them on facebook for up to date information.
Anchorage Utility Contact Information
If you experience a dangerous situation or disruption in service to any of your major utilities please be sure to alert the proper authorities. In a true emergency, please call 911 first.
Anchorage Police Department: 786-8500
Anchorage Fire Department: 267-4936
Chugach Electric: 762-7888
As always, please call my office any time at 269-0240 or send me an email if I can be of service to you in any way.
Alaska State Representative
District 29 – Anchorage
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