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By Farnoush Amiri
Less than a day after a 7.0 earthquake off Anchorage and the rest of southcentral Alaska, almost all systems have been restored, with much of the damage Glenn Highway will continue to be the biggest challenge and the biggest concern for us, “said Bill Falsey, Anchorage Municipal Manager, to journalists on Saturday.
The nearly 200 mile highway is the longest stretch of state highway and closed on Friday and was opened on Saturday afternoon with delays.
Falsey said about eight miles north of Anchorage, the most populated city in the state around 8:30
Falsey said that the earthquake produced nearly hundreds of scales, but the area’s construction codes helped structures to maintain the battle.
“The local time is local time (1
2:30 pm ET), which initially led to a tsunami warning that was later interrupted. Mother’s ears a dozen after-sugar have been larger than the size of 4 and 5 have been greater than a size of 5, Falsey quotes and quotes the Alaska Earthquake Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
“Each of them in a normal course would have been a real” no joke “Alaska earthquake. So for many people in town, this event has not ceased, he said.
Power, water and communication have been restored in most areas affected by Falsey. In parts of Anchorage and other northern societies, officials cited 40 customers are without water. The big gas company ENSTAR Natural Gas has also received more than 600 reports of gas leaks since the earthquake and is currently working to solve them.
Local officials have issued a precautionary advice for communities in the areas affected to boil their water but have not discovered any water pollution so far.
From Saturday afternoon officials said the schools will be closed until Tuesday but local shops, hospitals and municipal airports are open to the public.
“Anchoring is prepared for these types of emergencies. People pulled together and followed the plans that were in place,” said Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on Saturday. “When people around the country see this, they will want to do things on Anchorage road because Anchorage did things right. “