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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...
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...
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...
Western Alaska residents clean up after coastal storm

...Kuskokwim Health Corp. was planning to send a team to the village to help put in a water purification system, according to Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.The National Weather Service said...
Half of Kenai flood victims apply for state disaster aid damage to be near $2.1 million.Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management spokesperson Jeremy Zidek last week said that everyone who thinks they are eligible should apply and let the verifiers figure the rest out.More...
Officials: Fort Yukon flooding threat mostly over

...flooding was being caused by another upriver ice jam and was occurring on the side of town opposite from the Yukon River.Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said Friday morning that the threat...
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...
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...
River ice jam that led to Alaska flooding churns

...of bringing in military aircraft to aid in the evacuations of those who wanted to leave. State emergency spokesman Jeremy Zidek said 76 residents chose to stay in a former Air Force barracks.The water was rising again Wednesday morning close...


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