Public safety officials from around the region are gathered in Dutch Harbor discussing tsunami preparedness this week.
Dan Belanger of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says it's important for families and businesses to be prepared.
"Out here you’re on your own. You’re in Dutch Harbor. You’re in Alaska. You’re along way from -- I won’t say a long way from nowhere -- but you’re a long way from everything else. You have to be self sufficient, self-reliant. It may be awhile to get some help, so just being prepared," Belanger said.