Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing $4.9 million for emergency food supplies to be stashed across the state.
Parnell says his administration is working to ensure every community is prepared with power generation, safe drinking water and food supplies in case of an emergency or natural disaster. His office says $4.5 million was previously secured for emergency power and water purification to aid in the readiness effort.
The request will be part of Parnell’s fiscal year 2013 budget plan, which he’s set to unveil next week in Anchorage. Parnell also wants $3 million for a helicopter equipped for use by Alaska State Troopers in remote areas in adverse weather.