On Tuesday, May 10, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) chartered a flight to Crooked Creek and Sleetmute to provide relief to the communities, which experienced flooding due to ice jams in the Kuskokwim River. A medical provider and two environmental health specialists distributed 40 cases of water, 30 cases of MREs, coliform sample kits, moisture meters, field guides on cleaning flooded homes, safety gear, and an industrial drying fan.
YKHC is working with partners at the State of Alaska and Red Cross to support response and recovery efforts, and will continue to monitor and support operations in the affected communities. An additional trip is planned to Red Devil once the runway has been reopened by the Department of Transportation.
Our thoughts are with the affected families and communities along the Kuskokwim who have been affected by flooding this spring. We hope for a speedy, safe, and healthy recovery.