Schools in anchorage Alaska is closed until Tuesday

© AP Photo / Dan Joling the consequences of the earthquake in AlaskaSchools in anchorage Alaska is closed until Tuesday© AP Photo / Dan Joling

All schools in anchorage, Alaska, where on Friday there was a powerful earthquake, will be closed Monday and Tuesday, hospitals are operating normally, the newspaper Anchorage Daily News, citing local authorities.

In addition, six schools were evacuated during the earthquake. The rest continued to work. However, the authorities recommended that the residents take their children out of schools if they believe that it is safe enough.

Later it was decided to close all schools.

Medical institutions of the city work in a regular mode, however, the decision was made to cancel surgery. «All three hospitals in anchorage… opened and accept patients. All routine operations for today are canceled,» — said in a statement the Ministry of health and social welfare of the state.

A powerful earthquake occurred on Friday in Alaska, the authorities find out the extent of damage and casualties. Police reported three fires that have already managed to localize. About the gas leaks and the breakage of power lines yet. The airport in anchorage, stayed for a short time, but it is already open, though many flights are delayed.