Talk of Alaska: State and local partners on coordinating disaster response

A highway sign is ripped off and laying in trees.
High winds in Palmer blew over an exit sign off the Glenn Highway. Photographed Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Matthew Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

Hundreds of millions in federal infrastructure money is heading to Alaska. This winter has seen a series of extreme weather events in regions throughout the state. How are local governments planning for a future where climate related threats are more intense and what kind of relief is available to help communities recover? Will federal infrastructure money help build community resilience?

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Bryan Fisher, director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Jon Erickson, city manager, Yakutat
  • Casey Cook, emergency manager, Matanuska-Susitna Borough

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.

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