The Greater Ketchikan Area LEPC is pleased to be a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador under the NOAA's program to help our community and nation be weather ready. 

Welcome to the Greater Ketchikan Area (GKA) Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Website

This website is designed for members of the LEPC, government officials and members of the community to share information.  If you would like to join our mailing list, please go to the "Contact" page and send us your name and e-mail address.

Public Notice

The Greater Ketchikan Area LEPC keeps records in accordance with Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.  This information is available to the public upon request.

Tier II Reporting Requirements

You can file your Tier II paperwork electronically. To file electronically, click here, or visit 

For additional information regarding Tier II reporting requirements click here, or visit

LEPC Meeting Dates, Times & Locations

The Greater Ketchikan Area LEPC meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted. 

From May -- September, the LEPC meets at the Borough Office Building, 1900 1st Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska.  

From October -- April, the LEPC meets at the Downtown Fire Station, 70 Bawden Street, Ketchikan, Alaska. 

Unless otherwise posted, the November Meeting is our Annual Meeting where elections are held for chair, vice chair and secretary.

The meetings start at noon and run approximately 1 hour.

Tsunami Information
For more information regarding the threat of Tsunami in the Ketchikan Area check out the "All-Hazard Sirens (Tsunami) Page" and view the "Tsunami Information Slides"

Ketchikan LEPC Secretary Calendar

Recent Meeting Agendas & Minutes

  • 2018.05.09.LEPC_Meeting_Agenda.pdf   89k - May 9, 2018, 9:44 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
  • 2018.04.11.LEPC_Meeting_Minutes.pdf   61k - May 9, 2018, 9:44 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
  • 2018.04.11.LEPC_Meeting_Agenda.pdf   86k - May 9, 2018, 9:44 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
  • 2018.03.14.LEPC_Meeting_Minutes.pdf   46k - May 9, 2018, 9:44 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
  • 2018.03.14.LEPC_Meeting_Agenda.pdf   88k - May 9, 2018, 9:44 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
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Recently Uploaded Emergency Plans & Reports

  • 2014.09.01.Alaska Emergency Response Guide for Small Communities.pdf   924k - Dec 28, 2016, 3:29 PM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎This is a planning tool for local government leaders as they prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster or emergency in their community.‎
  • 2016.10.19.GKA Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.pdf   6207k - Dec 15, 2016, 11:49 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎Greater Ketchikan Area Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Updated October 2016 ‎
  • 2016.09.12.Alaska_Emergency_Operations_Plan.PDF   6173k - Nov 8, 2016, 5:10 PM by LEPC Secretary (v2)
    ‎State of Alaska Emergency Operations Plan ‎
  • Emergency Alert System Procedures.pdf   404k - Apr 14, 2016, 11:11 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
  • National Preparedness Report   0k - Aug 11, 2014, 9:07 AM by LEPC Chair (v1)
    ‎The intent of the NPR is to provide the Nation—not just the federal government—with practical insights on core capabilities that can inform decisions about program priorities, resource allocation, and community actions.‎
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Recent Presentations, Videos & Public Service Announcements

  • 2017.09.25.PSA_re_PSP_Levels.docx   75k - Oct 4, 2017, 11:10 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎Public Service Announcement regarding Paralytic Shellfish Toxin levels around the Ketchikan area.‎
  • 2017.09.22.PSP_Report.pdf   148k - Oct 4, 2017, 11:10 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎Report on PSP Levels in Southeast Alaska ‎
  • National Weather Service -- Fall 2017 Weather Safety   0k - Sep 6, 2017, 2:49 PM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎You are probably wondering where summer went (or did it ever really show up) but we are heading into fall. And that means changing weather. Check the National Weather Service Fall Safety Weather Page to assure that you and your family are set for what mother nature brings.‎
  • Economics of Disasters: The Power of Comparative Advantage and Why Barter Works During Disasters   0k - Sep 6, 2017, 9:18 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎This video demonstrates the concepts behind absolute and comparative advantage. Minimal mathematics is used. It explains how this concept is the glue that holds families together and why during a disaster working together, bartering, building networks and trading is the optimal response to disasters.‎
  • Economics of Disasters: Preparing in Ketchikan   0k - Sep 6, 2017, 9:17 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎This video describes the Cascadia fault line and explains why it is an issue to residents of Ketchikan, Alaska. The video explains why a disaster "down south of Ketchikan" can have a significant impact on the economy of Ketchikan. The take-away lesson of this video is the critical need to prepare for disasters. Links are provided at the end of the video to help residents get started.‎

Recently Uploaded Documents

  • 2017.03.08.Snowloads.pdf   114k - Mar 8, 2017, 12:26 PM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎Helpful Information on Snowloads‎
  • Sep 24th Preparedness Fair Flyer.pdf   1059k - Sep 12, 2016, 8:07 AM by LEPC GKA (v1)
  • Sep 24th Preparedness Fair Flyer.jpg   3572k - Sep 12, 2016, 8:07 AM by LEPC GKA (v1)
  • 2015.05.10.Alaska_LEPCA_Bylaws.pdf   69k - Jun 14, 2016, 10:38 AM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎Alaska Local Emergency Planning Committee Association Bylaws -- Adopted April 10, 2015‎
  • 2016.04.14.MRO_Preparedness.pdf   505k - Apr 14, 2016, 5:33 PM by LEPC Secretary (v1)
    ‎Mass Rescue Operations Preparedness ‎
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State of Alaska, Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management 
State of Alaska, SERC/LEPC 
Ketchikan Community Emergency Response (CERT) Team 
Winter Safety Tips! for Kids 
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