Sen. Begich talks about Alaska Flooding

Sen. Mark Begich today spoke on the Senate floor on the unique challenges facing Alaskans in the wake of the tragic flooding in Galena and other Yukon River communities.

Begich took the opportunity to highlight the need to strengthen communication efforts and infrastructure in rural areas to improve disaster mitigation and response efforts.

The Senator pointed out that small planes and boats are the only way to  reach some of the effected areas to bring supplies or evacuate people.