Legislators stand in solidarity with Western Alaska

ANCHORAGE – As Western Alaska faces one of the worst storms the state has seen in decades, the State Legislature stands ready to offer whatever assistance necessary to the people and communities affected. Members of the Senate and House offered the following statements:


“Our prayers go out to our families, friends and neighbors in Western Alaska as they endure the remnants of Typhoon Merbok,” said Senate President Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) and House Speaker Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak). “We see the devastating images and videos, and are hearts are with you. The Legislature stands ready to provide whatever aid is necessary to the Alaskans and communities affected by this storm.”


“Quyana to the public offices, tribal leaders, volunteers, emergency response teams, and agencies who worked to prepare communities and are now assisting to keep everyone safe,” said Representative Neal Foster (D-Nome). “Our villages are built of strong, resilient people and we will continue to work together and help each other to rebuild our communities. I will work with the local, state, and federal leaders to ensure people receive the support they deserve.”


“Sending prayers to all the families and communities impacted and displaced by the severe flooding, damaging winds, and power outages caused by the storm hitting our western coast,” said Representative Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel). “I hope to see flooding subside as quickly as possible and for recovery support to mobilize swiftly.”

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