Way Back in Kodiak – In the Week After


Tsunamis had just washed downtown Kodiak out to sea. Earthquakes continued to rock the island. Survivors scrambled to find missing loved ones, reconnect Kodiak’s power, and determine if they wanted to stay in their demolished community or be evacuated to Seattle via Navy plane. This episode examines what happened in the week following the Great Alaska Earthquake in Kodiak, weaving interviews with survivors with readings from the Emergency Bulletins that were published each day following the disaster.

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