American Red Cross of Alaska disaster workers responded to the scene of an early morning apartment complex fire on Friday.
Five of the affected individuals from the 30-unit complex have been assisted by the Red Cross with lodging. Disaster workers continue to reach out to affected residents to ensure their basic needs are being met.
With recent flooding on the Kenai Peninsula and forecasts of more extreme weather patterns hitting Southcentral Alaska, Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safer when severe weather threatens.
“By preparing together for winter storms, we can make our families safer and our communities stronger,” said Alaska Disaster Program Officer Kelley McGuirk. “We can help you and your family create a disaster preparedness plan now, before our community is threatened by dangerously low temperatures, snow, ice and strong winds.”