Alaska


Coast Guard Sector Anchorage participates in Alaska Shield 2014 disaster response exercise

I discovered the Alaska 2014 exercise at the end of March, while posting about the communications situation around the SB 530, Oso WA landslide. My background comes from surviving Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the Federal levees/floodwalls afterward which submerged 80% of New Orleans 8-29-05.  During that incredible disaster, our US Coast Guard became…


Wildfire Update: CA: Mountain Fire 15% contained ~ Alaska: Stuart Creek 2 Fire 57% contained

The Riverside County Sheriff in cooperation with Idyllwild Fire Protection District has issued an evacuation notice for the Idyllwild and Fern Valley area. This evacuation notice also includes the San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, Forest Service Wilderness and Forest Service Campgrounds. The Trails End Community at the very top of Morris Ranch Road is under…


Wildfires Update: National Preparedness Level 3

National Inter-agency Fire Center reports:  Four new large fires were reported in Alaska where more than 488,000 acres have burned. The West Fork Complex and East Peak fires continue to be the main concerns for fire managers in Colorado. Residents near these fires remain evacuated this morning. Four MAFFS C-130 aircraft and support personnel from…