Disaster declared after an Alaskan village After being flooded more than five feet of floodwater caused by ice jam, residents in an Alaskan village were forced to evacuate.
Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said in his office a disaster in the city of Buckland.
Disaster declared after an Alaskan village
Dunleavy said in the release, “I directed all government agencies to provide assistance in the quickest possible manner. “It was a major damage to homes, highways and utilities, and a statement is warranted so that the community is restored to its feet as soon as possible.”
The disaster declaration has triggered Alaska’s public and individual aid programmes, says the release.
According to Northwest Arctic Borough, Buckland had a population of approximately 500 in 2018. It is approximately 160 miles northeast of Nome and approximately 475 miles northwest of Anchorage.
After an ice jam on the Buckland River, flooding began on May 12.
Since water levels have fallen and the recipients assess damages in the area, according to the release.
There is a boiling notice and some houses are left free of heat because of the oil barrels of stove that have moved during the flood.
Bryan Fisher, Director of the Division of Homeland security and Emergence Management (DHS&EM), told the press release, “We’re sorry to see this happen to the people of Buckland, but the response of the city, tribe and municipality to this event has been awesome.
“This community had and immediately implemented the Small Community Emergency Response Plan,” he added. “Buckland, the Northwestern Arctic Borough, and the State coordinated seamlessly. Buckland leadership and residents are to be commended for their readiness, speed and resilience.”