Click here to upload more images (optional). When it hit, Alice had just fed the dog. Lines of communication were still scarce, and Carroll wanted official permission from the governor to keep his guardsmen on duty. The story of how my brother Norman and I survived the 1964 Alaska earthquake. Click here to see the rest of the form and complete your submission. She wondered how she had wound up in this role. The highways out of Anchorage appeared to be impassable. …, Imprinted Forever by the 1964 Earthquake I was 11 years old when the great “64” earthquake impacted my life. My husband is now retired from the Air Force after serving 30 years. “This is Genie Chance, reporting from inside the Public Safety Building,” she began from her new post at the Anchorage, Alaska, police station. This Is Chance! The three of us were huddled around the television watching the start of Fireball XL5. © Alaska Public Media 2020. A home torn from it's foundation and drive way. Among the many citizens of Anchorage who’d leapt into action that evening was a small legion of amateur ham radio operators. Videos. Both Mary and I (Mike) of Anchorage Memories are survivors of the 64' earthquake. Even Join Ann Curry as two Alaskans try to track down childhood friends who also survived the state's massive 1964 earthquake.
The 9.2 quake took lives and destroyed houses and infrastructure in Anchorage, Valdez, Seward and other communities. and they decided to head back to the boat harbor, which the one on Good Friday, 1964 was much more intense and destructive than any All around our town, survivors could hardly believe the damage they were seeing. As the earth rumbled and roared, buildings, roads and sidewalks were torn apart. I was … …, A Teenager in Fairbanks During the 1964 Earthquake  It was an overcast day in Fairbanks and business at the Piggly Wiggly Super Market was sparse, making for a slow and kind of boring shift. Carroll just projected competence. Over the years, we've seen a number of photographs taken of the damage and destruction on 4th Avenue in Anchorage following the 1964 earthquake, but these pictures by Starr Judkins Lane give us a different, oddly haunting look. Other times, when the station’s broadcasters clicked over to her for an update, she tried to smooth the frantic churn of announcements into something more conversational, interviewing more people who, like Major General Carroll, passed by her post in the building. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, Please feel free to contact

On March 27th Tidal waves had already thrashed the towns of Valdez, Seward and Kodiak, and the villages of Kaguyak, Old Harbor and Chenega, and would continue radiating outward from Alaska all night, barging down the coast.

They used oars to get themselves Not rated yetMy dad used to love to tell this story that he heard from a Palmer Dairy farmer friend of his. The tectonic forces reshaped Alaska’s coastline and triggered tsunamis that wiped out villages and claimed lives as far south as California. The military had been working with the city since earlier that evening, deploying drivers and vehicles and tanks of potable water— whatever resources it could. We lived near Jewel lake. Cookie Policy Amazing scenes of destroyed buildings that were once homes for residents of Anchorage. Privacy Statement
Around 5:30pm, …, Cordova and the Great Alaskan Earthquake I was a school teacher in Cordova for 8 years. Homes were ripped from their foundations, torn apart or smashed into large openings in the earth. And we are happy to include your name as the photographer. Yes, I'm an earthquake survivor, and this is my story of the amazing things I experienced and witnessed during that horrifying Good Friday earthquake. But now so many stories described people switching back on and spontaneously helping one another— reclaiming their roles, collectively, as protagonists in the disaster. Alaska 1964 Earthquake Pictures A Personal Note. Kodiak lost 40 of it's fleet of 100 fishing boats. These black and white Alaska 1964 earthquake pictures by Helen Bucy have an almost haunting quality about them. These Alaska 1964 earthquake stories were written by actual survivors. would go on and on until the earth was but a memory. There have been many stories told about the 1964 earthquake, but this story, seen through the eyes of a teenage girl as she saw her world of Anchorage being torn apart, is an experience you won't forget. Still, something about Carroll’s appearance at the Public Safety Building felt viscerally reassuring for Genie, and seemed to generate the first surge of genuine relief she’d experienced since learning that her two younger children unharmed at home. We had lived in Anchorage since 1959. Now you can experience the Great Alaskan Earthquake through the eyes of a survivor, because I've told my  incredible story in this exciting book. In most cases, while they were still in them.

The scuttle and din of everyone working around her bled into her microphone as she spoke. that when the first shock arrived (and it was large) that Panic Swept Over Us. Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami.

Click the button and find the first one on your computer. Get the best of Smithsonian magazine by email. You will relate to, and appreciate what you'll experience when you read my story. bring the boat to safer waters. He was living in Seaside, Oregon in 1964 and was run out of town by the tsunami wave created by the Alaska earthquake. Now days it's Benson Blvd …, The Fireball XL5 Great Alaska Earthquake Connection What does "Supermarionation" have to do with the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska? all these years. Are you a survivor of the Good Friday, March 27th, 1964 earthquake? Major General Thomas P. Carroll was adjutant general of Alaska’s National Guard.

Summary of the earthquake’s cause and effects from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. the terror I experienced on that day, still live on in my memory after These Alaska 1964 Earthquake Pictures are a stark reminder that during this massive earthquake, there was no place safe place... not even your home. the cattle and the pigs. “We were all starting for home at midnight tonight— though those plans have been canceled.”. “You got here so quickly!” she began.

…, Mommy’s House Broken Our family was spared by the Grace of God! We had a trailer …, I was 13 and my Little Brother was 10 ... We Recall the Quake Vividly Not rated yetI've been asked to give our memory of March 27, 1964 at 5:36 PM.

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