"Yup'ik Villages Ravaged by Fierce Alaska Storms"

"Halfway across the world from the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, several small, remote communities at the northwestern tip of Turtle Island have been declared disaster areas from damage wrought by severe storms and flooding in mid-November."

"The Yup’ik village of Kotlik, Alaska, along with Unalakleet and other predominantly Native communities, were ravaged beginning November 9 by a 'series of four storms battered hundreds of miles of Alaska’s west coast with near hurricane force winds, strong sea surges, freezing rain, and snow,' Governor Sean Parnell said in a press release announcing the declaration on November 16. The storms damaged villages along hundreds of miles of coastline, according to the Alaska Dispatch."

Indian Country Today Media Network had the story November 20, 2013.

Source: Indian Country Today, 11/22/2013