FEMA and the State of Alaska are conducting a Risk MAP Study in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) that began in 2013.
The following non-regulatory activities are currently underway:
MOA has an existing analysis of avalanche risk; however a more detailed analysis is desired. Information will be provided about assessments and methodologies used by other communities. Available data will provided that can support an updated avalanche risk assessment.
As a part of preparation for the Alaska Shield Exercise in 2014, FEMA Region X collected building stock and infrastructure data from MOA. As part of the Risk MAP project FEMA will create a detailed earthquake risk assessment using Hazus, a loss estimation software. The results will be given to MOA for use in prioritizing mitigation actions and targeting community outreach. FEMA will also review the existing Downtown Seismic Risk Assessment to determine if any assistance or resources can be provided to mitigate the identified risks.
Flood study needs and priorities for the flood sources impacting MOA will be documented in a report that FEMA can use as funding becomes available for additional riverine flood insurance studies. The report will address the following topics:
Future outreach opportunities will be determined and further issues explored related to wildfire risk and insurance.
In addition to the new Risk MAP study discussed above, there are two outstanding/pending flood studies in the MOA:
FEMA Region X Risk MAP Newsletters
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