Last night a 9-1-1 call came in with a report of chest-deep water in a home off Marilyn Circle near Lucille & Seldon streets outside Wasilla. An unnamed creek is nearby and the homes are in a low lying wet area. Five families were surrounded by water that had collected in a flash flood in a gully. Firefighters from Central—MAT-SU and the MAT-SU Water Rescue team responded with 3 rafts near 1 am. Rescuers paddled 10 residents to safety including children and a few dogs and a cat. Firefighters entered the homes through windows to help folks into the rafts. Dispatch did reverse 9-1-1 calls to let the residents know to stay put until the rescuers arrived at their doorstep in rafts. Capt. Jake Boothby with Central MAT-SU Fire Dept. relayed this information. Photos by Battalion Chief Jon Burns. —Patty Sullivan, PIO MAT-SU Borough

©2013 Matanuska-Susitna Borough
For questions or comments about the Borough,
or Borough Services, call (907)861-7801

For website issues contact the IT Helpdesk

Matanuska-Susitna Borough
350 E. Dahlia Ave.
Palmer, Ak 99645
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM