Preparing for natural disasters is an important part of living in Alaska for both individuals and business owners. The State experienced more than 55,000 earthquakes in 2018, including a 7.0 magnitude quake just north of Anchorage on November 30th. Fires and severe storms are also a natural part of Alaska’s ecosystem, but can destroy life, property, and resources. Planning ahead for these natural events can save lives, time and money.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has the primary day-to-day area-wide responsibility for natural and human-caused disaster management, community preparedness and mitigation planning programs and activities. Visitors to our site can view disaster response and mitigation plans, preparedness information, and other important information. The OEM also coordinates the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program.
Visit the Office of Emergency Management home page to sign up for KPB Emergency alerts to receive emergency notifications on your cellphone. You can also follow KPB Alerts on Facebook and Twitter.