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Update News: November 15th, 2013

In Friday’s news: At least four towns in the Bering Straits Region are working to declare disasters after back-to-back storms last week; Shishmaref City Council signs emergency declaration seeking state aid after storm damage; Bi-partisan commission reports Alaska’s approach to fighting crime in Native communities is not working. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 13th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Emergency Manager from State’s Department traveling to Unalakleet and Kotlik this week to assess damage; American Indian leaders gather in DC for direct talks with officials in the Obama administration; Nome Board of Ed holds regular meeting, discusses findings on recent AASB conference. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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October ’92: A superlative fall storm

October 5, 1992 The worst storm in eighteen years strikes Nome as a low-pressure center swells up a storm surge eight feet above normal with ten-foot waves above that. Covered with flotsam and jetsam, Front Street – Nome’s main thoroughfare – is underwater, and where it runs along the beach, half of it is gone.…

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TouchStone: Snowmachine Travel Safety and Preparedness

This Friday on TouchStone (April 5, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about snowmachine trip safety and preparedness. How do you prepare for safe snowmachine travel between villages? What emergency gear do you bring with you? Do you have tips for staying safe? How do you discern the safety of the weather conditions before heading out…

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October 2006: 28 weeks premature, Sophia Woyte is born

October 19, 2006 In Anchorage, doctors wait as long as they can, but they can’t wait long, and they deliver 2-pound 4-ounce Sophia Woyte, 28 weeks premature. Tom Busch takes pictures of mother and baby and e-mails them to Lynette Schmidt in Nome, who prints and gives them to Sophia’s small worried siblings, to assure…

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October 1992: Seas surge in fall storm

October 5, 1992 The worst storm in eighteen years strikes Nome: a low-pressure center swells a storm surge to eight feet above normal, with waves cresting ten feet above that. Covered with flotsam and jetsam, Nome’s main thoroughfare is under water, and where it runs along the beach, half of it is gone. Several roofs…

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Summer challenges: weather broadcasts and telephone lines

Rural Alaska’s brief summer brings more than its share of unique challenges, many of which we can anticipate. Every year, nonetheless, unexpected emergencies find a way of catching us by surprise. This summer, our friends at the National Weather Service are working with KNOM to overcome their latest difficulties. Normally, weather reports air on both…

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