$20,500 Available For Personal Property Damage & Housing Repair, Says State, Due To Moose Creek Flood

Has The Flood Affected You In Glennallen? Disaster Aid Information  Glennallen people affected by the May, 2023 Moose Creek Flood are eligib...

Has The Flood Affected You In Glennallen?

Disaster Aid Information 

Glennallen people affected by the May, 2023 Moose Creek Flood are eligible for disaster assistance programs. They join residents from all over Alaska in other parts of the state who were hit by flooding.  

You Can Apply For Alaska's Individual Assistance Program
If you have a damaged home, damaged transportation, or damaged personal property due to the Moose Creek Flood Of 2023, you can apply for Alaska's Individual Assistance Program this week. Three kinds of assistance available.

There will be up to $20,500 available for personal property damage, and $20,500 available for housing repair, according to the state. Housing help is also available for those who are displaced. 

Applications are on line, in person, or on the phone. The deadline to apply is July 23rd. 

Most of the floods in Alaska this spring were caused by ice jams coming up on shore and taking out homes and buildings, or flooding the towns. 

The Moose Creek Flood was caused by rapid snowmelt, gushing through a small creekbed. Moose Creek turned into a shallow lake this spring. 

Moose Creek is adjacent to much of "downtown Glennallen." The creek has not flooded for decades, except for last spring when there was damage, but not as much as this year. 
Moose Creek has always been a key player in Glennallen's brief history. But not as a flood source. 

Glennallen is located next to Moose Creek because the town got its start as a highway camp, when the Glenn Highway was started just before World War II. 

The highway camp was located at Moose Creek, a reliable water source, at the intersection with the Richardson. From Moose Creek, local men put in a trail toward Chickaloon, and then on to Palmer. The purpose of the trail, which then became the Glenn, was to connect interior Alaska to the port of Anchorage.
By November 1942, the Glenn Highway connected to the brand new Alaska Highway, and from there, through Canada, to the United States. It gave America an overland route to the Alaska Railroad. Anchorage really wasn't much at that time. It was overshadowed in importance by Seward and Valdez. 

The other existing larger coastal cities of Alaska -- Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway – were closely hemmed in by mountain ranges and couldn't be reached by road. A railroad spur through the mountains was built in 1943 to the new military port of Whittier.




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