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October 24, 2017

Alaskan village won't get funds for erosion work

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska agency has refused to submit an application for federal disaster funding by the riverside village of Newtok where erosion is threatening the destruction of several buildings.

Leaders of the western Alaska village had planned to use the grant money to buy out more than a dozen at-risk homes. But the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management ruled that their application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency was incomplete, Alaska's Energy Desk reported on Friday.


 
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