Merbok’s Aftermath: Biden OK’s Disaster Funds, FEMA/Congress Delegation Visits, Golovin Digs Out
President Biden responded quickly to the request for federal disaster assistance from Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy last week and a few days later FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, joined by Representative Mary Peltola and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, came to see the battered region themselves.
A thousand miles of Alaska’s northwest and western coastline was hit by the Pacific typhoon September 15 before moving north to the Arctic Ocean. Perhaps hardest hit was Golovin, a coastal community east of Nome, that relies on subsistence foods and a way ...
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