Alaska Winter Storms (DR-1445)

Incident period: October 23, 2002 to December 20, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 4, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 6, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending contract inspectors to examine damage to dwellings and personal property that resulted from severe winter storms and flooding Oct. 23 through Nov. 12 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kodiak Borough and Chignik Bay area. Inspectors will visit people who have applied through FEMA's toll free teleregistration number for federal assistance. Inspectors will review the extent of damage to homes and report on losses and damage to personal property.
December 5, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- Community Relations outreach specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with Kenai Peninsula communities in an effort to contact residents, business owners and renters who were affected by severe winter storms and flooding that occurred Oct. 23 through Nov. 12.
December 5, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- Residents and business owners in Kenai Peninsula Borough who were affected by severe storms and floods from Oct. 23 through Nov. 12 may get the answers they need plus counsel about ways to recover from the disaster at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) that will open Saturday, Dec. 7, in Seward and Ninilchik and Friday, Dec. 11, in Homer. The DRCs operated by the Alaska Division of Emergency Services (ADES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be located at:
December 4, 2002
News Release
Anchorage, AK -- Winter storms and flooding from Oct. 23 through Nov. 12 were severe enough to trigger a federal disaster declaration today by President Bush. Disaster assistance will be coordinated through the federal/state Disaster Field Office established in Anchorage in response to the Nov. 3 earthquake.
December 4, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- Federal disaster aid has been made available to help people and local governments in south central and southwestern Alaska recover from the effects of recent winter storms, the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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