Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness

The U.S. Coast Guard, EPA and the State of Alaska conduct joint unified planning for oil spill response to eliminate planning redundancy. The Unified Plan provides a coordinated federal, state and local response strategy within Alaska and its surrounding waters. Read more…

Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness

Increase personal preparedness.

Individuals, households, businesses and other organizations can prepare for emergency situations by assembling emergency supplies (e.g., water, food, temporary shelter) and practicing skills (e.g., culture camps and camping outside) that will help make us more effective and less panicked in a real emergency.

Increase community preparedness.

A community can complete a Small Community Emergency Response Plan (SCERP), which provides a quick reference of who to call upon in the event of an emergency situation. Communities can also obtain grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare Hazard Impact Assessments to identify and prepare for likely threats to their safety, as well as Hazard Mitigation Plans that can fund improved essential community infrastructure after a disaster.

Participate in regional preparedness efforts.

Individuals, communities and regional, state and federal agencies can participate in large-scale planning and emergency response efforts, including response simulations that show how well response plans are likely to work in a real emergency.

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