Support provided for Haines, Alaska

The Government of Yukon has provided C$25,000 to the Salvation Army Alaska Division to support relief and recovery efforts in Haines, Alaska.

This contribution will go towards the December 2020 South East Alaska Winter Storm Response to help families who are in need of emergency support. It also builds on the Government of Yukon’s immediate efforts to clear the Alaska Highway and facilitate the movement of support from the rest of Alaska.

Our shared geography with Alaska makes us neighbours, but our shared interests make us friends. Yukoners were shocked and saddened at the tragic news of the loss of life, flooding and ensuing disaster. The ongoing efforts of the Salvation Army and emergency crews in responding to the disaster and bringing aid to those affected are greatly appreciated during this challenging time.

Premier Sandy Silver

Quick facts 
  • Premier Sandy Silver spoke with Mayor Douglas Olerud on December 5, 2020, to offer the Government of Yukon’s support.

  • Governor Dunleavy declared a state of emergency for the Haines area in early December after torrential rains washed out roads and created sinkholes and mudslides, temporarily isolating the town centre from the airport and ferry terminal. The landslide tragically claimed two lives.

  • The Government of Yukon offered emergency response resources and support to U.S. Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

  • Yukoners who wish to assist can make individual contributions to the Salvation Army Alaska Division.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Carleen Kerr
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5341
carleen.kerr@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-009