Severe cold, blizzards, floods, storms, wildland fires, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are some of the conditions that can cause emergencies or disasters for the people of Alaska.
Alaska Natives need to be prepared for unique hazards in their region:
- Limited emergency services and the vast distance between cities, towns, and villages can mean a much longer wait for medical assistance
- Disruption of services such as water and sanitation as a result of an earthquake can take months to restore
- The extremely high cost of food, heating oil and fuel make it difficult for many families to create a food cash and emergency supplies
Remember to make a plan, build a kit, and be informed.
FEMA Offers Regional Resources
FEMA offers the following resources to help local communities to plan and prepare. All files can be freely downloaded from the FEMA Document library.
Community Awareness Campaigns
Local radio stations may be willing to broadcast this public service announcement (PSA) as a community service at no charge.
Alaska Poster (PDF)
Visit the Ready Publications section for additional resources for families, children, elders, pet owners, individuals with access and functional needs and businesses.
Alaska – FEMA Region X Office
130 - 228th Street, Southwest
Bothell, WA 98021-8627