Updated with names of missing
Gov. Mike Dunleavy has declared a disaster for the Haines area.
A signed disaster declaration will be issued shortly, he said, which will release more resources and assistance, following a massive storm that led to floods, landslides, broken and impassible roads, and the possible loss of two lives over the past 48 hours. It appears that a few houses have been wiped out by a landslide, with two people still missing. Several roads and streets are impassible.
The two individuals who are still missing and presumed lost are Jenae Larson and David Simmons. Larson is a kindergarten teacher in Haines and Larson is the executive director of the Haines Economic Development Corporation.