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Representative Mary Peltola, Senator Lisa Murkowski and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell visit Nome & Bering Strait region

On Saturday, Sept. 24, three prominent federal government officials were in Nome to survey the damage done by the significant storm that devastated Western Alaska.

U.S. Representative Mary Peltola, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell chatted with KNOM about their reactions to the damage, the resources available to Western Alaska from the federal disaster declaration signed by President Joe Biden on Friday evening, and their priorities for recovery. Alaska’s Director of DHS&EM Bryan Fisher also shared about the State’s priorities and resources available over the coming weeks. Click below to hear the full interview:


Image at top: From left to right, U.S. Representative for Alaska Mary Peltola, U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski, and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell sat down with KNOM Radio on Saturday, September 24th in Nome. Photo provided by FEMA staff, used with permission.

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