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September 3, 2009
It's not every day that DC policymakers leave the realm of white papers, paté and Beltway buzz to travel to a place of ceremonial drumming, outhouses and mosquito buzz. But Beth Zimmerman, FEMA's new...
Alaska
September 1, 2009
When a wall of water overwhelmed the Yukon River town of Stevens Village on May 8, residents fled for their lives. Neighbors drove boats through the village rescuing those who were trapped in their...
Alaska
August 24, 2009
In early May residents of Tanana, a small Alaska Native village situated where the Yukon and Tanana Rivers meet, watched anxiously as reports of the destruction upriver reached them. When crushing...
Alaska
August 17, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Disaster officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced today that federal...
Alaska
August 11, 2009
When the Yukon River ice breakup happened this spring, it caused devastating flooding in the town of Eagle, Alaska, beginning May 4. A large ice jam developed about 10 miles downriver of Eagle,...
Alaska
August 10, 2009
Mission Road, a gravel road between the town of Eagle and the Alaska Native settlement of Eagle Village, has been restored by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF...
Alaska
August 10, 2009
Among the many problems caused when the Yukon River flooded the town of Eagle this spring was the damage done to structures that have been built over the years for subsisting on the land. Most...
Alaska
August 3, 2009
The residents of Eagle, Alaska, are slowly getting their lives back to normal after having them turned upside down during the spring 2009 flooding and ice jams, which began May 4. Saturday night,...
Alaska
August 1, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Since President Obama declared the spring flooding and ice jams a federal disaster on June 11, 2009, federal agencies have committed over $4.7 million in disaster-related...
Alaska
July 16, 2009
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Five weeks after a federal disaster declaration for the recent spring floods and ice jams, $2,695,384 in federal recovery assistance has been directed to individuals in the...
Alaska

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