Authorities on Monday were making contact with remote villages along Alaska’s western coast to determine the need for food and water and assess damage after a massive storm swamped the state’s coastline over the weekend.

Members of the Alaska National Guard and the American Red Cross were deployed to affected areas to determine the need for food, water, and shelter. The state identified five communities — Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Golovin, Newtok, and Nome — most impacted by the storm and flooding.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced on Twitter Monday that he will request a Federal Disaster Declaration and federal assistance as soon as authorities “gather the necessary information.” If the requests are approved, at least 75% of eligible disaster costs will be covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dunleavy declared a state of disaster Saturday and the American Red Cross designated the storm as a Level 4 disaster, allowing the organization to fundraise directly for recovery efforts, according to Dunleavy.

“State emergency teams and staff from organizations such as the Red Cross of Alaska are being deployed today,” Dunleavy said in a tweet Monday. “All guardsmen and state defense forces in the entire western region are being activated.”

As of Sunday, three communities — Elim, Unalakleet, and Hooper Bay — had a boil advisory in effect. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths from the storm.

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About 21,000 residents living in small communities along the western Alaska coast were impacted by the storm.