Senate Committee Will Meet To Discuss Disaster Preparedness

As September’s severe storms continue, the Senate State Affairs Committee will meet Monday to discuss emergency response systems and disaster preparedness plans.

State and city leaders, emergency preparedness experts, and several utility companies are expected to make presentations.

“Extreme weather in Alaska is something we can’t avoid. It’s how we respond in these times of disaster that is important,” Committee Chairman Senator Bill Wielechowski said in a press release. “That’s why it’s important to get all of the major players together to assess our response so far and brainstorm on how we can make it better in the future.”

The hearing will take place at the Alaska Legislative Information Office in Anchorage from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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