Suwat: Disaster Response

With Typhoon Merbok hitting Western Alaska over the weekend of Sept. 17, Danielle Slingsby of Kawerak speaks with Melanie Bahnke, Darlene Trigg, Cheri McConnell and Kevin Knowlton about what was lost, taking care of the land and taking care of each other moving forward. Listen below to hear the full episode.

During this episode of Suwat, Trigg mentioned her Facebook post about her family’s loss below.

This weekly show is produced by Kawerak in partnership with KNOM. Visit Kawerak’s SoundCloud page to listen to more Suwat episodes or tune in to KNOM 780 AM 96.1 FM on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. This episode will be rebroadcast on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m.

Photo at the top: Typhoon Merbok has relocated debris and people’s belongings across coastal land. Photo by Scotty Campbell, KNOM (2022).