Moose meat donated to flood-ravaged community

Dec 20, 2013 -- 12:00pm
- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A group in Alaska has donated more than a ton of moose meat to a remote flood-ravaged community that lost tons of stored meat that spoiled in a power outage. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says the Alaska Moose Federation donated 2,300 pounds of meat to residents in Galena. The Anchorage-based nonprofit already has a program in place in which volunteers pick up moose killed in vehicle crashes and deliver them to charities. In Galena, as many as 300 people were evacuated because of flooding last spring caused by a Yukon River ice jam that backed water into the community of about 400. The flooding knocked out power, bringing a number of secondary problems, including how to keep bears away from game meat that spoiled in residents' refrigerators and freezers. 

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