Published April 2018
Stay Safe – Nts’e tkonii da ‘uzolyuun “Be Prepared for Anything!
Be Informed: Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family needed to evacuate safely. Earthquakes, fires, power outages, severe weather, including snowstorms and extreme cold, are just a few examples of hazards that occur naturally with living in Alaska.
Plan Ahead: Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another and reconnect if separated. Discuss how you will receive emergency alerts, what your shelter plan is, and what your family/household communication plan is. Consider specific needs in your household and prepare your plan by having supplies for each member within your household, including any pets, and needed health items such as prescriptions and medical devices.
Severe weather often times bring power outages that can negatively impact your family. Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, and first aid supplies, making sure you have alternative charging methods for your phone or any device that requires power.