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October 16, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska’s winters can bring deep cold, high winds, floods, avalanches and more. The key to surviving any unexpected weather hazard is preparation, according to state and federal emergency management officials.“We urge all Alaskans to plan ahead for the dangerous threats our winters bring,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan Fisher of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Advance preparation is key to remaining self-reliant and ensuring the safety of our families during hazardous situations.”
October 10, 2013
News Release
HUGHES, Alaska – On a late September afternoon sprinkled with snow flurries, eight young adults in mud-streaked protective bodysuits and breathing masks installed blankets of insulation to the underside of a weather-worn cabin in the Alaskan Bush.Two of them partnered off to move 8-foot by 4-foot sheets of plywood from a nearby shed to the house, while five others dragged themselves through the soggy soil in a tiny crawl space to fasten thermal lining to the underbelly of the home.
October 3, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Many survivors affected by the spring floods are now back in warm, safe and familiar surroundings thanks to the many volunteer groups who contributed their time and skills to help survivors return home.                                                                                                                                                    
October 3, 2013
News Release
CIRCLE, Alaska – Four months ago, this small native village in northeastern Alaska was left devastated by some of the worst Yukon River flooding seen here in years. Floodwaters had inundated many homes, while mammoth missiles of river ice, known in Alaska as “ballistic ice,” had driven others hundreds of feet from their foundations. Debris and enormous chunks of ice littered the streets.
September 25, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — It’s been a race against time to get essential disaster assistance to survivors of Alaska’s devastating spring floods. Now, with temperatures dipping below freezing and snow beginning to fall in the remote Alaskan Bush, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, its State of Alaska partner and several voluntary organizations are working feverishly to get as many families as possible back into their homes.
September 25, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaskans can get free advice this Saturday in Fairbanks on how to reduce property damages during disasters like floods, fires and earthquakes.Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be at the Preparedness Expo at the Carlson Center on Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to offer expertise on building techniques and mitigation that can help protect homes, businesses and other property. The expo is a one-day public event being held as part of National Preparedness Month that features exhibits focusing on disaster preparedness.
September 14, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After serving nearly 14,000 meals since beginning feeding operations in Galena, The Salvation Army has transferred its food-preparation operation to Anchorage for the winter. Beginning Monday, survivors in Galena will receive meals prepared at the Salvation Army’s central kitchen, packed with the help of FEMA Corps members and shipped by air.
September 13, 2013
News Release
Because of the continuous threat posed by flood and ice to residents and property in Old Town Galena, FEMA has decided federal funds will not be used to rebuild permanently in Old Town. The decision, supported by our State of Alaska partner, will help ensure that FEMA funds are directed to helping Galena grow stronger and safer for the future. This fact sheet outlines the types of work that will and will not be covered by FEMA and our affiliated agencies in Old Town.FEMA’s Individual Assistance program can provide:
September 12, 2013
Updates
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska is prone to different types of disasters that have the potential to disrupt the lives of its residents. Every disaster can have lasting effects on people and property.September is National Preparedness Month. Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Managment  and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage Alaskans to be prepared for disasters such as storms, floods and earthquakes.Here are four easy steps to prepare for disasters:
September 4, 2013
Updates
There is a job opening in Galena for a Disaster Recovery Outreach Coordinator. This position has a one-year expected duration. Job seekers can view the opening by going to alexsys.labor.state.ak.us, choosing "Find a Job," selecting "Anywhere in Alaska," and searching for the keyword Galena. You must register with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development to apply. If you are already registered with ALEXsys, you can search for these positions by employer.The position is as follows:Job Duties:

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