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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Alaska Risk MAP Program

Community Risk MAP Studies

City of Kwethluk Risk MAP Study

The Risk MAP process began for the City of Kwethluk in the summer of 2016.

The Alaska State Risk MAP Coordinator, FEMA's Risk Analyst and the Alaska State Mitigation Planner travelled to Kwethluk on June 16, 2016 to conduct a Risk MAP Discovery Meeting with City of Kwethluk staff and community members. The State and FEMA discussed the purpose of the Risk MAP Program and how it could benefit the City of Kwethluk. 

Kwethluk’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) was completed in 2009, so the plan has expired. The City is considering an update to the plan in the near future. FEMA and the State discussed how the Risk MAP process could inform the next update of the LHMP.  The community identified flood, fire, permafrost and erosion hazards on a map. This information will be developed into a Discovery map, which will accompany a Discovery report.


City of Kwethluk Risk MAP Discovery Documents

FEMA Region X Risk MAP Newsletters

For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

State of Alaska Risk MAP Coordinator
Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone (907) 269-4588 Fax (907)269-4539
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov