President Declares Disaster for Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Alaska and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of October 27-28, 2013.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state and eligible tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Dolph A. Diemont has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Diemont said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

While federal disaster relief is often available for people suffering damages from flooding, the best way to be protected is flood insurance. Apply now to protect yourself from disaster, as there is often a 30 day waiting period before benefits are active.

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