President Approves Major Disaster Declaration – Alaska

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) FEMA announced Saturday that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from Oct. 29–Nov. 1, 2021.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in Kenai Peninsula Borough.

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

Thomas J. Dargan has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.  Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.