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Kenai borough plans improvements in earthquake response

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Kenai Peninsula Borough Charlie Pierce says there’s room for improvement in the borough administration’s earthquake response.

The Peninsula Clarion reports Pierce says the borough administration was not as adept as the borough school district after the magnitude 7.0 quake that rocked southcentral Alaska on Nov. 30.

Pierce says the borough hadn’t practiced any drills or performed emergency training in case of earthquakes or even fires.

Borough managers met the week after the earthquake to revise their response. Under a new plan, visitors in the borough building will be asked to follow an employee in an emergency.

The mayor commended the school district on its ability to address emergency procedures.


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