As water levels receded Sunday, Sept. 18, residents in the Bering Strait region began taking stock of the damage done by the strongest fall storm to hit Western Alaska in fifty years. Sea berms were destroyed, homes were flooded or knocked off their foundations, and drinking water sources were contaminated.

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A fire engine from the Nome Volunteer Fire Department is parked on the snow-covered Division. Nome volunteer fire responded to a truck fire in the parking lot of Old St. Joe's.

A fire burned down a residence on the Dexter Bypass Road in Nome Tuesday evening. First responders reported finding an unidentified body in the building.
A Deputy Fire Marshal is investigating the origin and cause of the fire.

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