Collection: Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams

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Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams (DR-1843) 06/11/2009
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September 20, 2013
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  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- FEMA Logistics Specialist James Boyd cooks moose soup for the residents in preparation for a potlatch ceremony. FEMA was invited to participate in the Potlatch and was widely praised for the response, recovery and mitigation efforts in this community. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Logistics Specialist Cooks Moose Soup for the Athabaskan Community

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- FEMA Logistics Specialist James Boyd cooks moose soup for the residents in preparation for a potlatch ceremony. FEMA was invited to participate in the Potlatch and was widely praised for the response, recovery and mitigation efforts in this community. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- FEMA worked closely with the State of Alaska coordinating the Mennonite Disaster Services Organization to construct this new home away from the floodplain. The home was completed on time for the disaster survivors after a severe flood destroyed their previous home. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    A Disaster Survivor's New Home

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- FEMA worked closely with the State of Alaska coordinating the Mennonite Disaster Services Organization to construct this new home away from the floodplain. The home was completed on time for the disaster survivors after a severe flood destroyed their previous home. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013--Athabaskan Tribal Chief Jessica Boyle hunts for Moose along the Upper Yukon to feed her family throughout the long winter.  FEMA works closely with the Alaska Natives through tribal relations with the Tribal Chiefs to ensure that communication is effective. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Tribal Chief Hunts to Feed Her Family Through Winter

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013--Athabaskan Tribal Chief Jessica Boyle hunts for Moose along the Upper Yukon to feed her family throughout the long winter. FEMA works closely with the Alaska Natives through tribal relations with the Tribal Chiefs to ensure that communication is effective. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013-- Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph A. Diemont (L) gives a basket of goods to a disaster survivor family that was severely affected by the flooding as a gesture of kindness. To those who were eligible for assistance, FEMA provided grants for construction materials, coordinated volunteer construction labor from the Mennonites and shared in the community celebration by donating gift baskets to those new homeowners that had total structure losses. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Federal Coordinating Officer Gives Gift Baskets to New Homeowners

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013-- Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph A. Diemont (L) gives a basket of goods to a disaster survivor family that was severely affected by the flooding as a gesture of kindness. To those who were eligible for assistance, FEMA provided grants for construction materials, coordinated volunteer construction labor from the Mennonites and shared in the community celebration by donating gift baskets to those new homeowners that had total structure losses. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph A. Diemont (L) gives a basket of goods to a disaster survivor family that was severely affected by the flooding as a gesture of kindness. FEMA provided grants for materials, coordinated volunteer construction labor from the Mennonites Disaster Services Organization and shared in the community celebration by donating gift baskets to those new homeowners that had total structure losses. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Alaska Federal Coordinating Officer Presents Gift Baskets

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph A. Diemont (L) gives a basket of goods to a disaster survivor family that was severely affected by the flooding as a gesture of kindness. FEMA provided grants for materials, coordinated volunteer construction labor from the Mennonites Disaster Services Organization and shared in the community celebration by donating gift baskets to those new homeowners that had total structure losses. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The Athabaskan Tribe sings and dances for their community during a cultural celebration called a potlatch, which is a traditional community celebration for the Native Alaskans who demonstrate their long heritage. After severe floods devastated the community, FEMA works closely with the Athabaskan Tribes to ensure that the recovery mission is successful and shares in the potlatch ceremony. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Children Sing and Dance in a Tribal Potlatch

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The Athabaskan Tribe sings and dances for their community during a cultural celebration called a potlatch, which is a traditional community celebration for the Native Alaskans who demonstrate their long heritage. After severe floods devastated the community, FEMA works closely with the Athabaskan Tribes to ensure that the recovery mission is successful and shares in the potlatch ceremony. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The Athabaskan Tribe's children prepare for a dance called a potlatch, which is a traditional community celebration for the Native Alaskans who demonstrate their long heritage. After severe floods devastated the community, FEMA works closely with the Athabaskan Tribes to ensure that the recovery mission is successful and shares in the potlatch ceremony. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Athabaskan Children Sing and Dance in a Tribal Potlatch

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The Athabaskan Tribe's children prepare for a dance called a potlatch, which is a traditional community celebration for the Native Alaskans who demonstrate their long heritage. After severe floods devastated the community, FEMA works closely with the Athabaskan Tribes to ensure that the recovery mission is successful and shares in the potlatch ceremony. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The Athabaskan Tribe prepares for a dance called a potlatch, which is a traditional community celebration for the Native Alaskans who demonstrate their long heritage. After severe floods devastated the community, FEMA works closely with the Athabaskan Tribes to ensure that the recovery mission is successful and shares in the potlatch ceremony. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Athabaskan Tribal Prepare for a Potlatch Ceremony

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The Athabaskan Tribe prepares for a dance called a potlatch, which is a traditional community celebration for the Native Alaskans who demonstrate their long heritage. After severe floods devastated the community, FEMA works closely with the Athabaskan Tribes to ensure that the recovery mission is successful and shares in the potlatch ceremony. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The first snow fall signals that winter has arrived in the Arctic and operations are winding down for the FEMA Recovery mission. The winter months are dark and brutaly cold which limit transportation and resources to the affected areas along the Upper Yukon. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA

    Winters Arrival in Alaska

    Photo by Adam DuBrowa
    Circle, AK, September 25, 2013 -- The first snow fall signals that winter has arrived in the Arctic and operations are winding down for the FEMA Recovery mission. The winter months are dark and brutaly cold which limit transportation and resources to the affected areas along the Upper Yukon. Adam DuBrowa/ FEMA
  • Alaska Native Tribes have a traditional subsistence lifestyle which utilizes group sharing, hunting, fishing, and Potlatch ceremonies to celebrate their ancient traditional culture through song, dance and ceremony. Follow a group of emergency managers to meet the First Chief Jessica Boyle and her community members during a sacred gathering called a Potlach.

    Native Alaskan Cultural and Traditional Responsibilities

    Video by Adam DuBrowa
    Alaska Native Tribes have a traditional subsistence lifestyle which utilizes group sharing, hunting, fishing, and Potlatch ceremonies to celebrate their ancient traditional culture through song, dance and ceremony. Follow a group of emergency managers to meet the First Chief Jessica Boyle and her community members during a sacred gathering called a Potlach.

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