The search for three people left missing by Monday’s landslide in Wrangell is now a reactive search rather than active search, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.
The state’s emergency management division, the city and volunteer groups will open a disaster assistance center at the library from Aug. 21-23.
The fire which took place at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Gov. Dunleavy said the state’s emergency operations center is coordinating with the village on a response.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has issued a disaster declaration in response to the fire, which has grown to an estimated 71,000 acres over the last week and a half.
Yute Commuter Services sent all of its planes to St. Mary’s to evacuate residents, and about 60 people arrived in Bethel on Thursday night.
Some Manley Hot Springs residents are frustrated by a lack of guidance on how to deal with contaminants in their homes and yards.
The entirety of the community’s sewage lagoon has poured onto the surrounding tundra.
On top of the fuel shortage, a blizzard last weekend broke water lines and drained the island’s water tanks.
Despite difficulties with getting access to COVID-19 vaccines earlier in the year, roughly 1,800 people in Unalaska were vaccinated at a mass vaccination clinic on Thursday.