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State to send generator to village without power for nearly a week

...and plans to transport it to the village, along with a technician, on Friday, weather permitting, agency spokesman Jeremy Zidek said.The community of nearly 400 has been without electricity since a power-plant failure last Friday. Replacement...
7.9 quake in Aleutians spawns small tsunami

...southeast of Little Sitkin Island, or about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage.There were no reports of damage, said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the Alaska Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Residents in some communities...
White Pass train halts runs after derailment

...investigate, state officials said.Medical workers went to the scene, where responders outnumbered the injured, said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Initial reports had as many as...
Intense storm headed to Aleutian Islands

...what they're doing."Officials are also closely watching the western coast of Alaska's mainland, according to Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Fall storms routinely batter...
State releases report on Nov. storm

...Interior, and knocked trees into homes and power lines. Power was cut off to more than 13,000 homes and businesses.Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said damage to power lines running to individual homes...
Bears, bad meat among issues faced by flooded town

...Monday, emergency responders were developing plans to collect spoiled meat and fly it by helicopter to the dump, said Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs."All the freezers filled with game began to...
Registration for Kenai flooding relief delayed

...unusual for the state to take a few weeks to get rolling with disaster assistance, state emergency management spokesman Jeremy Zidek told the newspaper.On Nov. 18, Gov. Sean Parnell declared the Oct. 28 flooding on the Kenai Peninsula a disaster...
Alaska renews push to amass emergency food stocks

...proposal, which ultimately was rejected when the contractor couldn't secure a performance bond in a timely manner, said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state's emergency preparedness division. The solicitation was canceled.Just this week, however...
Empire Editorial: Hope for best, prepare for worst

...Southcentral and one in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.We can't help but feel a little left out.Yet information officer Jeremy Zidek said those two locations were picked for good reasons: they are major transportation hubs. The Southcentral location...
White powder found in S.O.B. identified, not hazardous

...were first to respond to the building.Spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Jeremy Zidek said this type of incident is not uncommon."We've had 200 other incidences in Alaska when the white powder has...


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