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Su Valley Voice 4-25-2013–Emergency Preparedness

by KTNA Staff ~ April 24th, 2013

Flood, earthquake, wildfire – are you prepared for emergencies? Is our community? This is the topic of this week’s Susitna Valley Voice. The program  started with a quick update on the springtime flood risk of the local rivers, and then turned to guests Casey Cook and Bea Adler from the Matanuska Susitna Borough Emergency Services Department to talk about personal and community emergency preparedness. Local business owner Jenny Krepel was also in the studio to discuss the local “Gear Up” campaign. Charlie Loeb hosts.

SVV-4-24-13-EmergPrep-1st 20 min    First part of program

SVV-4-24-13-EmergPrep-2nd 20 min   Middle part of program

SVV-4-24-13-EmergPrep-3rd 20 min  Third part of program


Information and links referenced in the program:

Phone for Mat-Su Borough Emergency Services: 373-8823

Phone for Bea Adler, regarding CERT classes: 373-8822

“Gear Up” information and checklists: http://ktna.org/underwriting/are-you-geared-up/

www.firewise.org: National wildfire mitigation site. Articles and advice for home owners

www.matsugov.us: Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s website, schedule of free CERT classes. Breaking news and advice to the public will be posted in the event of a disaster.


Assistant Borough Manager George Hays and Emergency Services Manager Casey Cook will be in attendance at the May 6 Talkeetna Community Council meeting.

“Firewise Weekend” will be May 3-5 in several lower valley locations. Click the link for a flyer with complete information.


Additional online resources:

www.ready.gov: FEMA’s one-stop preparedness sit for families, and business; includes lists of what to put in emergency kits for home, work, and travel.

www.training.fema.gov: Free independent study mini-courses on a variety of topics.

www.disastersafety.org: A new site for the Institute for Home and Business Safety. Advice for emergency planning and hazard mitigation tailored to business needs.

www.citizencorps.gov: A FEMA site, home of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Neighborhood Watch programs. Links to online courses and more, all free of charge.




1 Response to Su Valley Voice 4-25-2013–Emergency Preparedness

  1. Gail Moraton

    Regarding: Su Valley Voice 4-25-2013–Emergency Preparedness by KTNA Staff ~ April 24th, 2013

    Our correct name is the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.

    In addition, the hyperlink to our website is incorret – it currently takes you FEMA rather than to IBHS.