Massive earthquake causes damage to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alask
WASHINGTON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson sustained a water leak Friday and only necessary personnel are now permitted on the base after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit about seven miles northwest of the Anchorage, Alaska installation.
Posts on the base’s Facebook page state they had shut off water to the Elmendorf side of the facility due to the leak and are assessing power availability across the base. They also reported all gates at the base are intact but access onto the base was limited until further notice.
"Servicemembers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are accounting for personnel and conducting a damage assessment of installation facilities from today's earthquake, and are preparing to provide emergency support to the base populace and the community if needed,” Pacific Air Forces public affairs wrote in an email. “We are not expecting to be impacted by the tsunami, but are trained and prepared. Regular updates will be posted on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) official Facebook page."
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