Are You Ready And Set To Go

first_imgThe Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management has placed Cooper Landing and the Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road in a READY status on August 18 due to increased fire activity of the Swan Lake Fire. Some communities in the Cooper Landing and Sterling area remain at a ‘Ready’ evacuation status as the nearly 148,298 acre Swan Lake Fire continues to burn in the Kenai  National Wildlife Refuge. A READY notification is NOT a notice to leave. This notification means that you must be ready for potential evacuation if there is a fire in your local area. Assist family members with special needs, arrange to move mobile property (boats, trailers, ATV), and prepare pets or livestock. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Ready, Set, Go” provides a tool for homeowners to get prepared in the event of a sudden evacuation due to a natural disaster, or in more recent news, a wildfire. The program allows residents to be “Ready” by clearing away combustible materials from your home. Being “Set” includes having a go bag ready with clothes, important documents, and emergency supplies. If you have pets it should include pet food, and carriers ready to go. “Go” means you won’t pause when official word comes to evacuate. Monitor social media, news and radio for information. Continued updates will be posted here as they are made available. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce spoke about this at the Cooper Landing community meeting on Saturday night. Pierce: “Be ready to go, and in the meantime you can ‘firewise’ your home and help every one of these responders by getting your home ready. It will seriously make a difference. As individuals, in this borough, I’m advocating as your mayor that you go and make your property safe.” last_img

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