Alaskans are advised to move away from boats, marinas, and low-lying coastal areas as waves of around one foot — enough to cause dangerous currents — have already arrived in the Aleutians.
Alaska’s unique geography and isolation have helped some of its villages thwart the pandemic with astonishing success.
Indian Health Services has allocated 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the region, to date. Seven hundred have arrived, and 400 are still on the way.
The collision of a warm, wet weather front with a mass of cold air from Siberia could set a new record: the lowest barometric pressure recorded in the North Pacific.
The state of Alaska has entered into a $525,000 contract with Florida Virtual School, and the head of the statewide teachers’ union does not support it.
To get full funding, each Alaska school needs at least 10 students. But at the Yakov E. Netsvetov school in Atka, there are only six — meaning this could be the school’s final year.
More than 70 years have passed since the U.S. government forced the people of Atka from their homes to an internment camp on Killisnoo Island in Southeast Alaska.
Hundreds of aftershocks are rattling the Aleutian Chain following a 7.0 earthquake near Adak on Friday.
No injuries or damage reported yet, and no tsunami expected from Friday morning’s 7.0 magnitude temblor