Anchorage Fire Chief calls for welfare checks as assembly extends emergency declaration

  • Source: Eagle River Alaska Star
  • Published: 12/02/2018 01:11 PM

Now that the dust is settling from Friday’s big shaker, the Anchorage fire chief wants people to check on their neighbors. “I’m asking you guys to work through your community councils to do neighborhood welfare checks,” chief Jodie Hettrick asked Anchorage Assembly members during an emergency meeting of the assembly held Sunday at the Municipality of Anchorage’s emergency operations center in downtown Anchorage. Hettrick said the municipality came through the earthquake remarkably well, but stressed that people can help by doing a “status check” on neighbors and homes. “We really need that to happen,” she said. The assembly voted unanimously to extend a declaration of civil emergency by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz through Tuesday.


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