Hurricane-level winds slammed the Aleutian Islands Thursday night, tearing off roofs and tearing boats from their docks.
Weather at the time included 40 mph winds gusting to 55 and 14-foot seas, with rain, snow and sleet squalls.
The penalties were for using a miniature Canadian railway to satisfy a provision in a federal law called the Jones Act.
The number of northern fur seals in the Bering Sea has dropped by around 70% since the 1970s.
The small island community has a health clinic with just one provider and one support staff.
In 55 years, there have been just two other closures: once in the 1980s and again in the 1990s.
The Coast Guard said the four Chinese warships included a guided missile cruiser, a guided missile destroyer, a general intelligence vessel and an auxiliary vessel.
Three volcanoes are erupting across the Aleutian Range — Great Sitkin and Semisopochnoi in the Aleutian Islands and Pavlof Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula.
Unalaska city officials said wastewater testing had recently shown an uptick in COVID-19 positivity. They also said they’re on guard after two major public festivals last weekend brought residents together in close quarters.
Camp Adgayux̂, also known as Camp A, resumed in 2021 at Unalaska’s Community Center after it was canceled last year due to coronavirus concerns.