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Kenai Peninsula hotbed for disasters

...not going to be able to shelter and provide food for everybody in a major disaster. -- John Alcantra, emergency management coordinator for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Floods account for nearly half of Alaska's disaster-related emergencies...
Best way to avoid flooding is to live outside flood zone

...vulnerable to a major influx of water. Any of the area rivers could have their banks overwhelmed, said borough emergency management coordinator John Alcantra. Alcantra and Best said, in order to avoid floods as much as possible, people should live...
911 system needs upgrade the appropriate dispatch center whenever 911 is called. According to Scott Walden, the borough's emergency management coordinator, a properly functioning router performs split-second routing by instant electronic retrieval of a caller's...
Ice bill could top $5 million

...can?t reach the river, local economies would have ?major economic problems,? he said. Borough Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Walden and others told Palin it would be extremely important, once the ice is gone, to...
When trouble hits, warnings sound

...where to get updated information and what action they should take. According to John Alcantra, borough emergency management coordinator, CAN uses incoming long distance lines and numbers acquired through the 911 database. "It doesn't interfere...
Disaster Kit Necessities shatterproof containers. While federal agencies recommend changing water every six months, borough emergency management coordinator John Alcantra said the peninsula's water will keep indefinitely without any harmful effects. Holle said...
In Case of Evacuation ...

...away, in case the neighborhood is deemed unsafe. Learn your community's evacuation routes. Borough emergency management coordinator John Alcantra said evacuation routes are updated annually with coordination between emergency services and...
Borough reviews surcharge June of last year. However, in a memo to the assembly, Finance Director Craig Chapman and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Scott Walden said the number of land and wireless access lines subject to the surcharge is larger than expected...
Storms, damage taking costly toll "It's part of the mind-set that it's not just an avalanche event," said John Alcantra, emergency management coordinator for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. "It was really a severe winter storm event." On Feb. 3, Borough Mayor...


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