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Repairs underway after strong storm hits Alaska

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSENewtok, Alaska – 22 September 20221. Various, Alaska National Guard troops arrive to help storm cleanup effortsANNOTATION: Members of the Alaska National Guard are helping to make repairs after a strong storm struck the state's vast western coast. There were no deaths or injuries reported after the storm, which was the remnant of Typhoon Merbok.STORYLINE:Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says a weekend storm on the state's vast western coast has caused significant damage to roads and homes in some communities. Alaska National Guard troops used a helicopter to fly to the remote village of Newtok on Thursday to assist in reparing storm damage.There were no deaths or injuries reported after the storm, which was the remnant of Typhoon Merbok.It moved north through the Bering Strait, bringing tidal surges and high winds. Among the communities hardest hit was Nome, the finish line for the Iditarod sled dog race. The most significant damage included ripped up streets and roadways. The state is also attempting to get supplies like plywood, insulation and tin to repair roofs before winter sets in.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.





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