Spring Break-Up

Spring Break-up
Posted on 04/28/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Spring Break-upIn the springtime, when the ice gets thin, village tribal councils and local safety organizations close the river for travel.  It is dangerous when the ice gets thin because there are open water spots all over.  

We usually get flooding all over the village during this season.  Elders and families with small children are warned to be ready for evacuation to Bethel by helicopter.  The rest of the village have the school as their evacuation site because it's the highest building in the village.

After flooding, the village cleans up.  They usually let Summer Youth clean up or they hold a community "Clean-up, Green-up" event for all ages (with a prize for the most picked up).   
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