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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.
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...
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.
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
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.
a burned restaurant in Nome

Nome restaurant burns, nearby inn saved during Alaska storm

Nome's Bering Sea Bar and Grill is gone after a fire started in the building on the evening of Sept. 17, as Nome was being buffeted by a powerful fall storm.
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy at a podium.

Dunleavy to seek federal disaster declaration for Western Alaska storm

Alaska National Guard Maj. Gen. Torrence Saxe says the state will ask for public and private assistance, covering both infrastructure and individual homes.
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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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Now that flood waters have receded, Hooper Bay looks toward recovery

Hooper Bay was one of the communities hit hardest by the historic storm this weekend when a typhoon slammed 1,000 miles of the Western...
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.
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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.
a tractor submerged in water

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.
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Bering Strait communities resume air service, plan to fly in drinking water after massive storm

With a boil water notice in Unalakleet after Western Alaska's massive storm, area communities are asking for drinking water to be flown in.
remnants of a flooded town.

Alaska National Guard begins to mobilize in wake of Western Alaska storm

Guardsmen will help with debris removal and damage assessment from Western Alaska's historic storm, with more being sent to Hooper Bay, Nome and Bethel.
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. 
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.
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Historically powerful storm slams Western Alaska. Here’s what people experienced across hundreds of miles of coastline.

Forecasters have predicted it could be one of the worst storms to hit Western Alaska in recent history.

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.

Continued Heavy Rain Results in Flooding

FLOOD WARNING in effect until 6:00 pm Thursday for Seward, Kenai Lake, 20 Mile near Portage, Kenai River at Cooper Landing. FLOOD ADVISORY in effect until 6:00 pm Thursday for Mat-Su Valley for the Little Susitna River FLOOD ADVISORY in effect until 10:00 am Friday for Anchorage including Campbell Creek, Chester Creek and Ship Creek.

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Rainfall Report & Peak Wind Gusts

Here are some rainfall and peak wind gust information for the storm that affected Mainland Alaska September 15 - 16, 2012.