Main Content

Alaska Winter Storm (DR-1461)

Main Content

Incident period: March 06, 2003 to March 14, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 26, 2003


May 28, 2003 - News Release

Anchorage, AK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska are in the process of approving over $400,000 in Public Assistance money to help various local and state agencies in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, recover from the winter-storm of March 6-15, 2003. Public Assistance is a cost-sharing program with FEMA paying 75% and the State of Alaska paying 25%.

May 23, 2003 - News Release

Anchorage, AK -- Approximately $656,000 in recovery assistance has been approved or disbursed to individuals and business owners who sustained damages from the severe winter storm, March 6-14, said federal and state officials. President George Bush declared residents and businesses within the Municipality of Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su Boroughs eligible for federal disaster aid on April 26.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 346 $789,831.28 $599,410.00 $190,421.28
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,910,455.43 $546,004.40 $1,205,199.83
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:24 (Updated daily)

Related Links