Disaster declared for Manley Hot Springs

An ice jam on the Tanana River below Manley Hot Springs has caused widespread flooding and state officials said that the high water on Saturday, May 7 was the most significant flooding to impact the community in over 50 years.

A declaration of a disaster emergency has directed all state agencies to respond. The State Emergency Operations Center is coordinating response efforts directly with the Department of Public Safety and the Tanana Chiefs Conference.  TCC was also working directly with the Emergency Operations Center to help individuals and families impacted by the flooding.

The Civil Air Patrol and National Weather Service have conducted an overflight of the community and Alaska State Troopers were also doing aerial observations.

Ice jam conditions along the Kuskokwim River near Crooked Creek and the beginning of breakup on the Upper Yukon River near Eagle and Circle were also being monitored.