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Emergency workers always hope for best, but prepare for worst

...for the sole purpose of making sure the government and the public are as prepared as possible for every eventuality. John Alcantra, the borough emergency management co-ordinator, said the three-person office performs public education services...
Kenai Peninsula hotbed for disasters

...said borough emergency management co-ordinator John Alcantra. "(Since 1989), we've had 15 different things...provide food for everybody in a major disaster. -- John Alcantra, emergency management coordinator for the Kenai Peninsula...
Disaster Kit Necessities

...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 it is possible for water...
Industrial plants focus efforts on worker, community safety

...The greatest risk in the Nikiski industrial area is the potential venting of hazardous fumes or chemicals, said John Alcantra, coordinator of the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Manage-ment. In the southern part of the peninsula...
Best way to avoid flooding is to live outside flood zone

...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 outside of zones where...
When trouble hits, warnings sound

...emergency and are used to inform listeners 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...
Shelters offer comfort in midst of turmoil

...providing at least some level of relief to anyone in need after a disaster, up to their legal fire-coded capacity. John Alcantra, director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management, said people need to keep in mind that...
In Case of Evacuation ...

...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 the Alaska State Troopers...
Preparation key to weathering disaster

...When bombarded with lists and envisioning an unfathomable disaster, it may be difficult to decide what to store. John Alcantra, of the borough's Emergency Management Office, said some people are tempted into buying specialty food and accessories...


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