Talk of Alaska: State and local partners on coordinating disaster response

A highway sign is ripped off and laying in trees.
High winds in Palmer blew over an exit sign off the Glenn Highway. Photographed Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Matthew Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

Hundreds of millions in federal infrastructure money is heading to Alaska. This winter has seen a series of extreme weather events in regions throughout the state. How are local governments planning for a future where climate related threats are more intense and what kind of relief is available to help communities recover? Will federal infrastructure money help build community resilience?

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Bryan Fisher, director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Jon Erickson, city manager, Yakutat
  • Casey Cook, emergency manager, Matanuska-Susitna Borough


Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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