Alaska Flooding (DR-1423)

Incident period: April 27, 2002 to May 30, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 26, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 6, 2002
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.
June 26, 2002
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas struck by recent floods stemming from periods of heavy rain and rapid snowmelt, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from flooding that occurred over the period of April 27 through May 30.

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