Flood Warning: Prince William Sound

The NWS Anchorage has issued a flood warning for Southeast Prince William Sound, including Cordova, Eyak River, Eyak Lake until 4:00 PM AKDT Thursday.

New Storm Heading for Southwest Alaska

Another storm is brewing for Southwest Alaska. It comes on the heels of damaging strong winds experienced over the last two days.
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Drinking water a top concern for local leaders after Western Alaska storm

After last weekend's storm, Chevak lost power for nearly three days. At the water plant, pressure in a pump fell below a state-required threshold, triggering a boil-water notice.
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‘Stebbins is resilient’: Eastern Norton Sound communities recovering from storm damage

Several communities in the Norton Sound region are struggling with contaminated drinking water days after the significant September storm hit the region.

Nome Experiences Minor Coastal Flooding Overnight

The worst of the high winds and snow have diminished in western Alaska but the storm isn't over. The National Weather Service is expecting storm surges to begin affecting communities this afternoon, which could cause flooding. Jerry Steiger is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nome. He says the community had minor coastal flooding overnight, and some structures sustained wind damage.
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Newtok residents are desperate to relocate after September storm

Newtok is among more than 40 communities in Western Alaska affected by the storm.
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In Golovin, Alaskans shovel sand out of their homes after historic storm

Golovin residents are in clean-up mode as their community works to restore power, phone service and clear debris. As the floodwaters recede from the...
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Alaska musher and reality star Jessie Holmes injured while cleaning up storm damage

Holmes was trapped underneath the pile of plywood, insulation and other building materials.

As Northwest Alaska heavy winds die down, flooding likely to impact communities

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.
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Here’s how you can donate to help Western Alaska storm relief

State officials urged Alaskans to donate money over sending items, at this point in time.
Nome-Council Highway storm damage

Western Alaska receives millions to repair roads and storm-damaged communities

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration is providing $9 million for Western Alaska repairs after last month's powerful storm.
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Dunleavy visits Norton Sound to assess storm damage

After spending time in Golovin, Elim and Koyuk, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said there's no substitute for being on the ground and seeing the storm impacts with his own eyes.
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Alaska can expect more big storms like September’s ex-typhoon, as ocean continues to warm

The storm that slammed into western Alaska over the weekend was the result of several factors all converging to make it so destructive, including an ocean warmed by climate change.
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Lower Kuskokwim students return to classrooms that served as weekend storm shelters

Lower Kuskokwim School District buildings served as evacuation centers during the storm in Newtok, Kipnuk, Nightmute, Kwigillingok, Kwethluk and Tununak.
branches piled up on the beach to prevent further damage from flooding.

‘Our lives are at stake’: Shaktoolik residents seek aid to rebuild berm lost in storm

People in Shaktoolik are back in their homes after many evacuated to the school when the remnants of Typhoon Merbok hit Western Alaska over...

Big Storm Moves Off Coast, Smaller One Moving In

The Bering sea storm hammering Alaska's western coast has moved off toward Russia, but Don Moore with the National Weather Service says a smaller storm is rotating around it.
Waves roaring on a Kotzebue beach.

Weather service officials say worst of heavy Bering Sea winds have passed

After a massive storm brought storm surge and flooding across hundreds of miles of Western Alaska coastline, officials with the National Weather Service say they expect the worst of the wind has passed. 
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Biden approves federal disaster declaration for Western Alaska storm

President Biden's approval of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's request comes just two days after it was made.
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A storm is on track to hit a portion of Western Alaska pummeled by last month’s typhoon remnants

The new storm developing in Russia is anticipated to move north of the Siberian Peninsula toward Alaska midweek.
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Peltola, Murkowski, FEMA administrator tour Nome storm damage

They also spoke with KNOM in Nome about their reactions to the storm damage, their priorities for recovery and resources available to Alaskans.