Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
March 22, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- With spring breakup just around the corner, disaster response officials are encouraging Alaskans to review their current insurance policy and make sure flooding is a covered option.
March 17, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska has it all - including the full gammet of potential natural disasters - and disaster safety counselors are set to share their collective knowledge of disaster prevention with shoppers at the Fifth Avenue Mall, from Saturday, March 18 through March 25.
March 10, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Shoppers at the Dimond Center Mall on Old Seward Highway can learn how to protect themselves and their families against potential disasters such as avalanches, earthquakes, fires and floods.
March 1, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Those individuals attending the Village Fair on Saturday at Kenai Central High School will have a chance to learn ways to protect against potential disaster events such as avalanches, spring ice breakup, flooding, ice and wind storms, severe cold, earthquakes and fires. The multi-hazard information booth, sponsored by The Alaska Division of Emergency Services (ADES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be staffed from 9 AM to 3 PM.
February 29, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- To help Alaskans learn ways to protect against potential natural disaster events, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alaska Division of Emergency Services (ADES) are opening a multi-hazard safety booth Wednesday in the University Mall at 3901 Old Seward Highway in Anchorage. The booth will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through March 8, and will house a variety of mitigation information on hazards such as avalanches, spring ice breakup, flooding, ice and wind storms, severe cold, earthquakes and fires.
February 28, 2000
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A series of briefings to inform eligible agencies and local governments about the application process for disaster assistance is scheduled for Cordova, Seward, Soldotna and Valdez areas, according to state and federal officials. State, local and tribal governments and certain private non-profit organizations may apply for help with emergency and permanent repair work necessitated by the severe winter storms and avalanches that began December 21, 1999.
February 17, 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Disaster aid is being made available for Alaska, to help communities there recover from a series of severe winter storms that began December 21. The storms were so severe they triggered avalanches and flooding. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state on February 17. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storms.