Alaska Earthquake (DR-1440)

Incident period: November 3, 2002 to November 10, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 8, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 29, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- Three weeks after the recent earthquake disaster declaration, more than $34,400 has been approved for disaster relief for the Alaska Gateway and Copper River Regional Education Attendance Areas. The money will go to some of the residents that applied for federal disaster aid following the November 3-10 earthquake and aftershocks. At this time:
November 26, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the November 3 - 10 earthquake and aftershocks, the Alaska Division of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two new Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Each center will be open for four days: Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, November 30 through December 3. The DRC locations and hours of operation are: Mentasta Lake, Mentasta Lake Community HallSat., Nov. 30 - Tuesday, Dec.3: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
November 26, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending FEMA contract inspectors to examine structural damage to dwellings and other damage to personal property as a result of the November 3-10 earthquake and aftershocks. These inspectors will visit current applicants and check the extent of damage to a home or building to determine that it's safe, secure and sanitary. They will also report on other losses or damage to personal property.
November 21, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK - Federal disaster funds are now available to help homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes in the Alaska Gateway and Copper River Regional Education Attendance Areas (REAA) recover from damages that occurred during the November 3-10 earthquake and aftershocks. Additionally, help to state and local governments has been expanded to assist these communities rebuild or repair eligible facilities. All areas in Alaska are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
November 21, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK - Residents and business owners in Copper River and Alaska Gateway Regional Education Attendance Areas (REAA) who have questions or concerns about their earthquake recovery may now receive one-on-one assistance. To further help individuals affected by the November 3-10 earthquake and aftershocks, the Alaska Division of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will operate Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Slana and Tetlin from noon on Saturday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 27.
November 8, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas struck by the earthquake beginning November 3, 2002.

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