Beyond rebuilding five structures, the emergency funding would help Emmonak buy a new fire truck and construct a water line booster station.
Emmonak’s city manager has sent the disaster declaration to Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska State Legislature, requesting $750,000.
The fire ruined structures owned by Kwik’Pak Fisheries and Yukon Marine Manufacturing. The damage is estimated at $3 million.
The school board discussed upgrades — from emergency lighting to payroll processing — at their work session last week.
Daily life in Alaska is predictably unpredictable, and this summer’s weather in Western Alaska was no exception.
Firefighters from St. Michael, Kaltag, and Chevak are among those offering support in the Lower 48.
The City of Nome demolished the previous building after a fire last month. Construction for the new warm up shack will be finished soon.
Newly-arrived volunteer Mitch recounts a long drive along one of Western Alaska’s few highways: the Kougarok Road.
The shack next to the city’s ice skating rink will be partly demolished after an electrical fire on Wednesday night.
A small blaze ignited on Nome’s 3rd Avenue and Steadman Street Wednesday evening—damaging the gear room and warm-up shack next to the city’s ice skating rink.