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‘Snowpocalypse’ not over yet

‘Snowpocalypse’ not over yet


The Navajo Nation is still dealing with the aftermath of ‘Snowpocolypse,’ members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council heard during a report from the Department of Emergency Management Tuesday.

Before the biggest snowstorm in years blanketed the reservation in half a foot to two feet or more of the white stuff, President Jonathan Nez signed an emergency declaration following the recommendation of the Commission of Emergency Management. After the declaration, an emergency operations center was set up to help communities throughout the Nation.

“Right now we are in Day 7 in this operations,” said Doug Watchman, emergency operation center manager. “How we communicate our current situation is daily reports. It covers current priorities: human life is number one, followed by property (and) natural resources.”

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About The Author

Arlyssa Becenti

Arlyssa Becenti reported on Navajo Nation Council and Office of the President and Vice President. Her clans are Nát'oh dine'é Táchii'nii, Bit'ahnii, Kin łichii'nii, Kiyaa'áanii. She’s originally from Fort Defiance and has a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University. Before working for the Navajo Times she was a reporter for the Gallup Independent.


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