Home : Media : News
NEWS | Dec. 30, 2021

State emergency managers monitor extreme snow and ice conditions in interior

By Candis Olmstead Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs

Alaska’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been in coordination with all affected jurisdictions in the interior this week after heavy snowfall in the region over the weekend caused power outages and building damage.
The State Emergency Operation Center has not received any local disaster declarations from the communities, which is a standard process when emergencies or disasters cause more impact or damage than the community can effectively respond to independently.
DHSEM emergency managers are in contact with Delta Junction, Denali and Fairbanks North Star Boroughs and Nenana, as well as the Alaska Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service, Alaska National Guard, The Salvation Army Alaska Division, and American Red Cross Alaska Region.
While DOT is providing the immediate response to address road conditions, DHSEM is on stand-by to address any requests that may be received from communities if it is determined that additional state or non-government organization response is warranted.
Alaska Army, Air Guard team rescues overdue hikers at Crow Pass
August 9, 2022

Arctic Guardians rescue 2 plane crash victims at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
August 8, 2022

Arctic Guardians contracting earns Mission Execution Team Award
August 4, 2022

70 years of 176th Wing: 144th Airlift Squadron is historic nucleus of 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard
August 1, 2022

Armstrong Succeeds Calabro as 176th Operations Group commander
July 20, 2022

Alaska Air National Guard rescues 2 in airplane crash near Lake Louise
July 18, 2022

Air Force Gaming: Community and camaraderie through gaming
July 14, 2022

Arctic Guardian chosen as Air National Guard's top military firefighter
July 13, 2022

State, federal Veterans Affairs offices host outreach events for Gambell, Nome
July 12, 2022

Alaska Naval Militia: Forged by the Last Frontier
July 8, 2022