Months After Big Alaska Quake, Many Businesses Remain Closed

April 10, 2019

An Alaska earthquake four months ago is still causing disruptions for businesses whose buildings were damaged.

The Anchorage Daily News reported that companies and organizations in Anchorage remain shuttered or temporarily relocated following a Nov. 30 earthquake in southcentral Alaska.

The newspaper reports that the 7.1-magnitude quake caused structural damage to numerous buildings that have slowed or interrupted operations for varying lengths of time.

City officials say that as of March 26, 10 commercial properties in Anchorage still carried red tags marking them as unsafe to occupy, while about 60 more commercial properties have yellow tags meaning their occupancy and use are restricted.

The newspaper reports that affected businesses and organizations include the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Salvation Army, television station KTVA, and the Westmark Hotel.

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