ANCHORAGE - Gov. Frank Murkowski has issued a disaster declaration for the flood-damaged Salcha area.
Murkowski signed the declaration Wednesday. The action allows as much as $600,000 to be released for disaster assistance.
State officials said the flooding between April 29 and May 7 affected about 100 residents of the Salcha area. It inundated an area about 8 1/2 miles long by 2 miles wide.