Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 9, 2002
Anchorage, AK -- The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts in Alaska as of August 7, 2002 authorized by a Presidential disaster declaration in response to spring break-up flooding April 27-May 30, 2002. Declared communities include Fairbanks North Star Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Yukon-Koyukuk (McGrath), Aniak, Lime Village, Sleetmute, Crooked Creek, Red Devil, Kwethluk, New Stuyahok, Ekwok, Emmonak, and Alakanuk. This information will be updated periodically.
July 29, 2002
Anchorage, AK --
July 22, 2002
Anchorage, AK --A group of Alaska volunteer organizations will meet in Fairbanks July 23 to learn about providing long-term assistance to families and individuals who may have un-met needs following a disaster. The FEMA-led workshop will focus on how the volunteer organizations can coordinate their efforts to meet those needs. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army Headquarters, 1602 10th Ave., Fairbanks.
July 18, 2002
Anchorage, AK -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent Spring break up flooding have until July 25 to visit the FEMA/Alaska/U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery Center in Salcha, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. The center is located at 6062 Johnson Rd., Salcha. "The Disaster Recovery Center will be operating through July 25 at 7:30 p.m.," said Jim Butchart, Alaska state coordinating officer.
July 16, 2002
Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 16, 2002
Anchorage, AK --State and federal officials announced July 16 that disaster assistance is now available for an additional two communities in Alaska. The Alaska communities of Alakanuk and Emmonak in the Lower Yukon Regional Educational Attendance Area are now eligible for jurisdictional Public Assistance funding. This assistance comes following a review of additional information regarding damages incurred as a result of the Spring break up flooding that occurred April 27 to May 30.
July 10, 2002
Anchorage, AK --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set dates for two National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) workshops. Through the NFIP homeowners can purchase low cost flood insurance, which is backed by the federal government. Several communities in Alaska were impacted by the 2002 Spring break-up flooding in April and May and were declared disaster areas by President Bush.
July 6, 2002
Anchorage, AK --State and federal officials from the Alaska Division of Emergency Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration have established a Disaster Recovery Center to assist individuals affected by the spring break-up flooding in the Fairbanks Northstar Borough April 27 to May 30 2002 . The center will open in Salcha, Alaska on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 and will be located at:
July 3, 2002
Anchorage, AK --A special toll-free telephone number is in operation for people affected by the spring break-up flooding of April 27 to May 30 to apply for disaster assistance. The number can be used to register for a wide range of state, federal and voluntary disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state officials.
June 27, 2002
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that additional Alaska jurisdictions have been designated for federal aid to help local governments recover from the effects of the recent floods. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following further evaluation of the state's request for federal aid.