Damage assessments begin in flooded remote Alaska villages
September 22, 2022
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities in Alaska were making contact Monday with some of the most remote villages in the United States to determine their food and water needs, as well as assess the damage after a massive storm flooded communities on the state's vast western coast this weekend.
No one was reported injured or killed during the massive storm - the remnants of Typhoon Merbok - as it traveled north through the Bering Strait over the weekend. However, damage to homes, roads and other infrastructure is only starting to be revealed as floodwaters recede.
About 21,000 residents living...