Seward, Mat-Su Clean Up, Kenai To Get More Rain

The cleanup is underway in Talkeetna and in other areas of the Matanuska Susitna Borough, but south of Anchorage, more rain is falling. River waters continue to rise on the Kenai Peninsula, and a flood warning has been extended until later this (Monday) afternoon a for Seward and for Tuesday night for the entire Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Newtok storm debris

Fall storm expected to bring winds, flooding to parts of Alaska

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.

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.
water floods a wooden boardwalk

As recovery begins, Hooper Bay reckons with the emotional toll of the storm

“I’ve lived through storms before, but this was the worst,” said Loretta Smith, who lost her home in the storm. “The water came up so fast, and it was so high that the waves looked violent.”
a house surrounded by the beginning of an approaching wave.

Dunleavy says state taking stock of damage as historic storm moves north along Alaska’s coastline

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Saturday night that this weekend’s historic storm has impacted almost 1,000 miles of Alaska’s coastline.
a patch of land where a home has been ripped from its foundation

Federal and state disaster relief money is available for Western Alaska communities. Here’s how to apply.

Eligible individuals, homeowners and business owners can receive aid.
kids playing in Newtok

Newtok residents are desperate to relocate after September storm

Newtok is among more than 40 communities in Western Alaska affected by the storm.
water from flooding in Kotzebue

Kotzebue Sound mostly spared from storm damage

Some flooding was reported in Kotzebue and surrounding villages, but nothing close to the damage seen further south.
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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.
Nancy Pelosi and Mary Peltola

Disaster response presents an early test for Alaska’s Rep. Peltola

Mary Peltola says she's approaching her new House colleagues about how to fund disaster relief for Western Alaska
a damaged house

Hooper Bay families displaced by storm seek sustainable housing

A Hooper Bay leader says federal temporary housing provided after a fire years ago was inadequate and "not meant for the Arctic."

Government Sending Crews to Survey Storm Damage

The State and Federal governments are dispatching crews to Western Alaska to survey damage from last week’s storm. They will first report to the Governor, who has the option to declare a disaster and activate the state’s disaster assistance programs.

Rains Pummel Anchorage; Minor Flooding Reported

The National Weather Service said Anchorage and the surrounding area could expect rain throughout Sunday and the area should still be prepared for strong...
a downed fuel tank in hooper bay

As the storm raged, a mad rush to keep the power on in Hooper Bay

Parts of Hooper Bay were without power for about 36 hours during the storm, but the situation could have been far worse — if not for the work of two local power plant operators.
Napakiak flooding

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.

Few Power Outages Reported During Storm

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.
floodwaters in Golovin

Weather service says storm is near Point Hope but will continue to weaken

A meteorologist says the worst of the flooding is over.