WASILLA, Alaska — Heavy rain and strong winds continued to hit the Mat-Su Borough prompting many flood advisories and road closures, including an incident where 10 people were rescued in Wasilla early Thursday morning.
A flash flood swept through a neighborhood off of Lucille Street and Marilyn Circle just after midnight. Residents of the house with the most flooding say the water rose so fast that by the time they pulled out of their driveway, the water was waist deep. People who lived in the four other homes were rescued by emergency responders who rafted them to safety.
"This sucks, for sure. I mean we're not in a flood zone, you don't expect this kind of thing to happen but it does so, we're just trying to get through it the best we can," said homeowner Sarah Littlefair.
Littlefair says when her family climbed out of their windows, they had to be evacuated by boat. In just a few hours, she says the water level has dropped about six feet.