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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 15:48

'Mea Culpa': Mat-Su Borough in Alaska Faces Criticism of Post-Quake Public Information

(TNS) — The Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough held a news conference about the magnitude 7.0 Point MacKenzie earthquake on Monday, four days after the shaking stopped.

Complaints about a lack of earthquake communications to the borough’s 100,000-plus residents came under fire over the weekend from some residents — including the borough’s own mayor.

Responding Sunday on Facebook to criticism about the relative lack of information, Mayor Vern Halter described “a total breakdown from the standpoint of public relations and information sharing from the Borough.”

The public relations department “was cut out of the process,” Halter said.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Mea-Culpa-Mat-Su-Borough-Faces-Criticism-of-Post-Quake-Public-Information.html