Alaska Emergency Management Director John Madden poses in his office at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska, one of the most remote states in the nation, is planning to build two warehouses large enough to hold enough food to feed 40,000 people for up to four days in case of a catastrophic event. Madden said help for Alaska is a long ways away in case of a disaster. "Hazards do not respect the distance we are from suppliers," he said.
Alaska Emergency Management Director John Madden poses in his office at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska, one of the most remote states in the nation, is planning to build two warehouses large enough to hold enough food to feed 40,000 people for up to four days in case of a catastrophic event. Madden said help for Alaska is a long ways away in case of a disaster. "Hazards do not respect the distance we are from suppliers," he said.
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published Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell worries a major earthquake or volcanic eruption could leave the state’s 720,000 residents stranded and cut off from food and supply lines. His answer: Build giant warehouses full of emergency food and supplies, just in case.

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