Officials Prepare Public for Emergencies

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

Alaska gets its fair share of disasters such as severe storms, mudslides, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, and wildfires. Several villages have flooded in the past few years. In 2005, Kaktovik lost its power source for days, during high winds and temperatures of 20-below. And just this past week, Anchorage got a warning with a 4.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks. There are ways to prepare, however and state officials are trying to get the information out during Emergency Preparedness month.

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