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Health Emergency Response Operations (HERO)


  • Earthquake Preparedness
    Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. Far in advance, you can gather emergency supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake. This website provides recommendations on earthquake preparedness to help you and your family safe and healthy in the event of an earthquake. Also available in Spanish
  • Earthquake Preparation
    Although there are no guarantees of safety during an earthquake, identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can save lives and significantly reduce injuries and property damage. This website includes information on how to prepare your family for an earthquake before, during, and after it strikes.
  • 2018 Southcentral Alaska Earthquake Survey
    Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska on November 30, 2018, the Alaska Division of Public Health released to the public an online survey to characterize the health impacts of the earthquake on individuals, to assess emergency communication, and to better understand personal preparedness. This Epi Bulletin highlights key findings from the survey. This earthquake survey data link provides additional data.