With a boil water notice in Unalakleet after Western Alaska's massive storm, area communities are asking for drinking water to be flown in.
Newtok is among more than 40 communities in Western Alaska affected by the storm.
The storm isn’t over, but the worst appears to have passed for many communities along Alaska’s west coast. A monster storm packing hurricane force winds and high seas came out of the Bering Sea this week, causing places from Unalakleet to Point Hope to brace for the worst.
People in Shaktoolik are back in their homes after many evacuated to the school when the remnants of Typhoon Merbok hit Western Alaska over...
Strong winds and heavy rains for Southcentral Alaska... a storm of considerable size and strength for fall will impact the southern mainland this weekend with strong winds and heavy rains. the low is forming over the north pacific and is expected to strengthen as it tracks north across the Alaska peninsula Saturday afternoon...
During a community meeting, Chevak residents said better emergency planning should be a long-term priority. For now, though, assessing damage is the focus.
State officials urged Alaskans to donate money over sending items, at this point in time.
A forecaster said the latest storm is on a “very different track” than September’s powerful storm, and its main impacts will be felt farther north.
Communities on Alaska's west coast are still being battered by a huge storm. The national weather service says the intensity of the storm can be compared to a category 3 hurricane. Wind gusts up to almost 90 miles per hour were recorded in some communities over night. Now, villages are dealing with rising water.
Several communities in the Norton Sound region are struggling with contaminated drinking water days after the significant September storm hit the region.
Flood warnings are in effect until 4:00 pm this (Monday) afternoon for rivers and streams in the western Talkeeta Mountains and for rivers that cross the Parks Highway.
Kivalina has long dealt with climate change-driven erosion. While the village didn’t feel the effects of heavy flooding, residents are wary of a future with heavy autumn storms.
Lower Kuskokwim School District buildings served as evacuation centers during the storm in Newtok, Kipnuk, Nightmute, Kwigillingok, Kwethluk and Tununak.
The National Weather Service has a flood advisory for the Kotzebue area through tonight, with Nome and Utqiagvik’s going into tomorrow. Officials say damage to fish and hunting camps along the coast is expected, with erosion also a possibility.
The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative is reporting few outages after Tuesday night's storm. Meera Kohler is the President and CEO of AVEC, she says there is a power outage currently in Tununak.
While Nome’s downtown area is in good shape after weekend storm flooding, the dock area around Cape Nome and the surrounding landscape are completely changed.
President Biden's approval of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's request comes just two days after it was made.
A meteorologist says the worst of the flooding is over.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration is providing $9 million for Western Alaska repairs after last month's powerful storm.