In a state that never lacks for extreme conditions, AARP is working with local agencies to raise awareness about emergency preparedness. Residents of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley are invited to a free Emergency Expo and Safety Fair on May 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Willow Community Center on George Parks Highway in Willow. Sponsors include the Mat-Su Borough Department of Emergency Services, Mat-Su Local Emergency Planning Committee and Willow Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Alaska is subject to earthquakes, wildfires, severe cold and tsunamis.
For expo details, call Brenda McCain of Willow CERT at 907-355-1418. For online tips, go to createthegood.org/how-to-guides and click on Operation Emergency Prepare.