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Local Emergency Planning Committee

The City of Ketchikan Fire Chief is the Program Manager for the LEPC which meets at noon on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  Meetings are held at the White Cliff Building from May through September and at Fire Station 1 (Bawden St.) from October through April; learn more about the Greater Ketchikan Area LEPC .

Tsunami Information

**** Statewide Tsunami Live Code TEST 3/29 between 10:15 and 10:45am ****

TheThe State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in cooperation with NOAA’s National Weather Service and the Alaska Broadcasters Association, will conduct a test of the Tsunami Warning System on March 29, 2017.  This test commemorates the anniversary of The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami.


Alaska will use the exercise to conduct a “live code” test of the Emergency Alert System in Alaska.  Between approximately 10:15 and 10:45 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio will deliver a test tsunami warning message to the southern coast of Alaska. While the message will be a “test” message, the codes used to activate the system will be the real codes used in an actual tsunami warning.


Alerts from this test are expected to be heard locally on NOAA Weather Radios, and through local television and radio broadcasts via the Emergency Alert System.  In addition the City of Ketchikan will conduct a live test of our All Hazard Warning System in conjunction with the statewide test.  Although this is a test and no action is required by the public it is a good time to review the Tsunami Preparedness Guide and Tsunami Evacuation Map below and to sign up for Emergency Alerts via text message or email above.

The City of Ketchikan is a Tsunami Ready community, learn more  in our Tsunami Preparedness Guide.

Learn more about tsunami evacuation routes and shelter locations in our Tsunami Evacuation Map.