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This blog is maintained as an effort to coordinate and collocate responding agencies' information for easier public access during events on the Kenai Peninsula. The information here is written and provided by the contributing agencies. NOTE: The blog will be updated as the need arises and may be dormant at times.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

8.2 Magnitude Earthquake 07/29/2021 Update

00:32 (07/29/21) ALL CLEAR: The tsunami warning has been UPDATED to an advisory status for coastal communities of the Kenai Peninsula. The sirens will sound ALL CLEAR, allowing citizens to return home. An advisory means strong waves or currents may be dangerous to persons in or near the water. 

00:00 (07/29/21) Homer High School is open for emergency sheltering. Warning and evacuation measures are still in place for coastal communities of the Kenai Peninsula, including Kachemak Bay and Resurrection Bay. 

This warning does NOT include any communities north of Anchor Point, north of Bear Creek, or the central peninsula communities.

Immediate updates can be found on Facebook @KPBalerts

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

8.2 Magnitude Earthquake 07/28/2021 - UPDATE

23:35 City of Seward information line is 907-224-4015. The Seward High School is open for emergency sheltering.

23:10 Citizens should evacuate to higher ground NOW if you are currently in a coastal area. The tsunami warning, resulting from the 8.2 magnitude earthquake 7/28/21 is being monitored for possible wave arrivals. Wave arrival times are estimated 01:15AM for Homer and Kachemak Bay communities. Wave arrival times are estimated at 12:20AM for Seward and Resurrection Bay communities.

This warning does NOT include any communities north of Anchor Point or inland communities of the Kenai Peninsula.

Immediate updates can be found on Facebook @KPBalerts

Friday, July 23, 2021

Public Meeting in Nikiski Saturday 07.24.21

Public Meeting Saturday July 24, 2021 6PM-8PM at Nikiski Community Recreation Center Banquet Room, 50097 Kenai Spur Hwy (mi 23.4) Nikiski, AK: Your input is invaluable for the development of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).  Communities develop CWPPs to address wildfire planning, response, and recovery.  We want to ensure that this plan represents your community’s preferences for emergency management, education/outreach, and fuels reduction activities to effectively lower wildfire risk.  Join the planning process and let us know what matters to you.

Yes, there’s other meeting opportunities too!  Attend another meeting or get more information and complete a community survey at www.kpb.us/cwpp. You may also contact Brenda Ahlberg, Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, bahlberg@kpb.us or 907-714-2153, or Emily Geery, Project Manager, egeery@swca.com. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be the key to a well-documented plan for our borough.

#Firewise #FireAdapted #kenaipeninsula #Alaska #alllandsallhands #wildfirepreparedness #readysetgo

This project is funded in part by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Division of Forestry and Department of Natural Resources pursuant to USDA Forest Service Award No. 2018-DG-110106-810.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Public Meeting in Homer Friday 07.23.21

Public Meeting Friday July 23, 2021 4PM-6PM at West Homer Elementary School Gym, 995 Soundview Ave., Ste 1 Homer AK: Your input is invaluable for the development of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).  Communities develop CWPPs to address wildfire planning, response, and recovery.  We want to ensure that this plan represents your community’s preferences for emergency management, education and outreach, and fuels reduction activities to effectively lower wildfire risk.  Join the planning process and let us know what matters to you.

Yes, there’s other meeting opportunities too!  Attend another meeting or get more information and complete a community survey at www.kpb.us/cwpp. You may also contact Brenda Ahlberg, Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, bahlberg@kpb.us or 907-714-2153, or Emily Geery, Project Manager, egeery@swca.com. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be the key to a well-documented plan for our borough.

#Firewise #FireAdapted #kenaipeninsula #Alaska #alllandsallhands #wildfirepreparedness #readysetgo

This project is funded in part by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Division of Forestry and Department of Natural Resources pursuant to USDA Forest Service Award No. 2018-DG-110106-810.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Public Meeting at Soldotna Creek Park Thursday 07.22.21

Join us 11AM - 6PM Thursday July 22, 2021 at Progress Days - Soldotna Creek Park - 251 States Ave, Soldotna, AK 99669. Look for the K-Pen Coop Wildfire Prevention Trailer and Smokey Bear!

Your input is invaluable for the development of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
Communities develop CWPPS to address address wildfire planning, response, and recovery.  We want to ensure that this plan represents your community’s preferences  for emergency management, education and outreach, and fuels reduction activities to effectively lower wildfire risk.  Join the planning process and let us know what matters to you.

Yes, there’s other meeting opportunities too!  Attend another meeting or get more information and complete a community survey at www.kpb.us/cwpp. You may also contact Brenda Ahlberg, Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, bahlberg@kpb.us or 907-714-2153, or Emily Geery, Project Manager, egeery@swca.com. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be the key to a well-documented plan for our borough.

#Firewise #FireAdapted #kenaipeninsula #Alaska #alllandsallhands #wildfirepreparedness #readysetgo

This project is funded in part by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Division of Forestry and Department of Natural Resources pursuant to USDA Forest Service Award No. 2018-DG-110106-810.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Wildfire Protection and Prevention Planning Meeting Near You


Public meetings are scheduled the week of July 20 - 24, 2021 throughout the Kenai Peninsula to gather residents' input on wildfire topics such as emergency management, education/outreach, and fuels reduction projects. 

Your input is invaluable for the development of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).  Communities develop CWPPs to address wildfire planning, response, and recovery.  We want to ensure that this plan represents your community’s preferences for emergency management, education and outreach, and fuels reduction activities to effectively lower wildfire risk.  We welcome community members to join the planning process and let us know what matters to you.

Yes, there are other meeting opportunities too!  Attend another meeting or get more information and complete a community survey at www.kpb.us/cwpp. You may also contact Brenda Ahlberg, Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, bahlberg@kpb.us or 907-714-2153, or Emily Geery, Project Manager, egeery@swca.com.

Your input is greatly appreciated and will be the key to a well-documented plan for our borough.

#Firewise #FireAdapted #kenaipeninsula #Alaska #alllandsallhands #wildfirepreparedness #readysetgo


NOTE: Meetings for off-road communities and central peninsula communities are being scheduled for August dates.

This project is funded in part by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska Division of Forestry and Department of Natural Resources pursuant to USDA Forest Service Award No. 2018-DG-110106-810.