AVCP Executive Board Chairman Thaddeus Tikiun and Chief Executive Officer Vivian Korthuis have met in Bethel with Governor Mike Dunleavy to discuss efforts to bring support to the region. Governor Dunleavy toured Hooper Bay, Scammon and overflew Chevak before a brief stop in St Mary’s. The Governor has declared a state disaster, activated the National Guard and is seeking a federal disaster declaration for our region. Senator Lisa Murkowski is assisting on relief efforts at the federal government level.
AVCP will be providing daily updates as the damage assessment following Typhoon Merbok continue. We will also be providing updates on efforts by AVCP, state and federal partners to coordinate relief and recovery efforts in our region.
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