Service areas and projects throughout the Kenai Peninsula saw millions of state dollars appropriated Tuesday night. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members unanimously approved nearly $6 million in government grants.
The first Kenai Peninsula Borough sponsored Flood Aware Fair for the central peninsula didn't draw many people out on Friday.
Today, Alaska will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 9.2 earthquake that shook the state at 5:36 p.m., March 27, 1964.
It has been about six months since the Kalifornsky Beach area saw rising groundwater creep into basements and crawlspaces and infiltrate septic systems and drinking water wells.
The state disaster office pushed back the start date for individual grant assistance registration for state aid for those affected by the October Kenai flooding because of a staffing shortage.
When the earthquake struck that afternoon, he was relaxing in his radio and TV store in Soldotna. Suddenly, the power shut off and the radios and TVs began shaking. They would not work either.
Before Redoubt Volcano erupted in 2009, scientists detected unique events that add to their understand of how volcanoes function, according to a study this year. Tremors often ripple through a volcano before it explodes.
As part of Tsunami Preparedness Week, local, state and federal agencies will conduct a test of the Alaska Tsunami Warning System at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, the 49th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska earthquake.
Residents from 120 flood-impacted homes crowded into the Kenai Borough Assembly Chambers Wednesday to listen to state and borough personnel explain that nothing immediate can be done to alleviate flooding and that there is no guarantee that the state will declare the Kalifornsky Beach area a disaster.One person after another lined up to say that the borough should divert the water through whatever means possible and do it fast before the freeze-up worsens the damage to their homes, septic systems and drinking water wells.
ANCHORAGE - Western Alaska communities were cleaning up Monday after a powerful weekend storm brought icy flooding, with residents bracing for more storms expected to bring coastal surges and freezing rain. The village of Kotlik was among the worst hit.
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