Ice jam floods Ekwok

Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A flood caused by an ice jam on the Nushagak River hit the village of Ekwok in southwest Alaska, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.

Ekwok, a community of 130 people, is 43 miles northeast of Dillingham and about 285 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The village was under about 18-24 inches of water, troopers said. The water damaged a number of private homes, the power plant and a bulk fuel storage area.

Six families were evacuated from their homes, troopers said.

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