Due to an increase in rain fall and erosion along the Matanuska River over the last three days, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Department of Emergency Services is notifying residents between Maude Road Extension/Mile 15 and Mile Post 13 of the Old Glenn Highway, that there are portions of the bank that are beginning to show signs of breeching. There is NO need to evacuate currently, but residents should be aware that if the rain and breeching continue, flooding may become imminent at any time. If flooding occurs residents should be prepared to immediately evacuate to safer ground, and in preparing for this should have all important documents, medications, photos and pet supplies ready to vacate their premises.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Department of Emergency Services, Butte Fire Department will be monitoring and patrolling the areas of concern to ascertain the need for further action up to and including evacuation. If an evacuation is recommended, the Red Cross of Alaska will partner with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough to establish a shelter. For more info contact Casey Cook at (907) 355-9819.