Alaska Native News: Senator Wants “First-Hand Account” of Western Alaskan Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski yesterday announced that a member of her staff will be visiting the communities of Nome, Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, Kotzebue and Kivalina to assess the damage of the recent winter storm on much of western Alaska last week.

“Though I was receiving continuous updates from state and federal authorities when the storm was threatening so many of our vulnerable villages, now that the skies and seas have calmed I want a first-hand account of where western Alaska stands,” said Murkowski.

Nome native Bob Walsh will be flying to the following destinations to see the conditions and hear what residents faced during the worst patches of the storm – and then will brief Senator Murkowski upon his return.

Source: Originally published on November 16, 2011