Storms Knock Out Power For 38 Northern Alaska Homes

Storms have knocked out power in a few northern communities. 22 homes are without power in Nuiqsut, and 16 in Atqasuk. Emergency responders have opened a shelter in Atqasuk. Jeremy Zidek is a communications officer with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He says responders in Nuiqsut are working to keep water pipes from freezing.

Temperatures in the two North Slope villages are expected to get into the double digits below zero tonight.

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