Newtok residents are desperate to relocate after September storm
Newtok is among more than 40 communities in Western Alaska affected by the storm.
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.
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.
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.
Juneau man took an extra shift at work, missing landslide that destroyed his home
“Fortunately, I wasn’t at home at the moment, but I was there about an hour and a half before it happened, so I’m very lucky to be alive,” Jim Mitchem told the Juneau Empire.
Many of Hooper Bay’s dunes were washed away by the storm. Without them, residents feel exposed.
What was once a stretch of rolling sand dunes is now a flat floodplain.
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.”
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.
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.
Chevak rallies to repair storm-damaged subsistence gear
During a community meeting, Chevak residents said better emergency planning should be a long-term priority. For now, though, assessing damage is the focus.
Kivalina neighbors banded together to save a house from falling into the sea amid last week’s storm
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.
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."
‘It’s just devastating’: Chevak stunned by subsistence food losses after storm
Chevak residents have lost not only the food they’ve already gathered after freezers lost power, but also the boats and subsistence gear to replace it.
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.
National Guard troops land in Bethel to join storm relief effort
About 75 Guardsmen landed in Bethel on Wednesday, with more than 100 people deployed to Bethel and Nome to help with storm relief.
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.
Chevak subsistence gear ‘strewn all over the place’ by storm
Reporter Emily Schwing discusses Chevak's response to damaged boats and water contamination from last weekend's storm.
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.
Chevak leaders declare local emergency after storm losses
The Chevak Native Village and the City of Chevak declared a state of emergency in response to the storm during a joint meeting Tuesday night.
Nome assesses infrastructure damage, looks east towards Cape of Nome and summer camps
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.