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Alaska Gov. Dunleavy Issues Proclamation on Tsunami Preparedness Week

Mar 23, 2020 - Targeted News Service

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, R-Alaska, issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, emergency preparedness is extremely vital for survival in times of crisis; and

WHEREAS, as one of the world's most seismically active regions, Alaska's coastline contains many communities that are vulnerable to tsunamis. Sixteen of the 20 largest earthquakes in the United States have occurred in Alaska; and

WHEREAS, Alaska is also home to the highest tsunami wave ever recorded, the Lituya Bay Tsunami. The...