In July, the Veteran Crisis Line changed after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s old 800 number was replaced by the three-digit extension — 988. Veterans in need of help can dial the new extension and press “1″ to be directed to the appropriate call centers.
Anchorage Health Director Joe Gerace resigned amid reports that he falsified his credentials in order to obtain his high paying city position. In response, Mayor Dave Bronson issued a press release promising to investigate the city's hiring practices.
Soggy southcentral Alaska got a break from all the rain as sunshine took over the weather spotlight on Wednesday. Rivers and streams in the Mat-Su are seeing water levels come down, but a flood advisory does remain in place for the lower Little Susitna River downstream of the Parks highway bridge near Houston.Southcentral will see increasing clouds and a chance of rain back in the picture through the rest of the week and weekend.
Southcentral sees a break on Wednesday with mostly sunny conditions and temperatures bouncing back up to the mid 60s. Even so, water levels on regional rivers and streams will stay high, and even some minor flooding could occur. A flood advisory remain in place for the Mat-Su, especially the Little Su River through Wednesday at 12:45 pm.
*UPDATE* Anchorage set a new daily rainfall record for August 8th, when the city recorded 1.44 inches of rain as of 10 pm Monday. Rain runoff will keep local and regional streams, creeks and rivers running high with potential for flooding. A flood advisory is in effect for the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys through Tuesday at 10:45 am.