May 30, 2013. Alaska is experiencing the consequences of a major flood that occurred due to ice jam on the Yukon River. Hardest hit town of Galen, most of the 470 inhabitants of which have already been evacuated. Some of them stayed in shelters, and other sheltered friends and relatives.
As long as the water keeps coming. Under the water there was a large part of the city.
The probable cause was the late ice jam break the ice. At some point, low temperature changed dramatically warming. As a result, piles of ice stuck on the bend of the river near the town of Galena. But rescuers hope that soon the water starts to go out of the flooded city.