Alaska Winter Storm (DR-1461)

Incident period: March 6, 2003 to March 14, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 26, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 9, 2003
News Release
Anchorage, AK - President Bush's disaster declaration of the severe winter storm that occurred March 6 through March 14, 2003 and which brought high winds and freezing temperatures, makes Federal disaster assistance available. This assistance is available to private, non-profit organizations (PNPs) in addition to the assistance available to homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes. This assistance can originate from either the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
May 9, 2003
News Release
More than 440 people seeking help after the March 6 - 14 disaster have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for people who have speech or hearing impairments. Applicants may register by telephone from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Alaska Time), seven days a week. FEMA has provided $ 212,355 for Housing Assistance.
May 8, 2003
News Release
Anchorage, AK - More than $200,000 in recovery assistance has been distributed to people 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 Anchorage municipality and the Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su Boroughs eligible for federal disaster aid on April 26.
May 5, 2003
News Release
Anchorage, AK - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alaska Division of Emergency Services are opening two Disaster Recovery Centers on Wednesday, May 7, in Anchorage and Palmer.
May 2, 2003
News Release
Anchorage, AK - The process of applying for federal disaster assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged in the wake of the severe winter storm, including high winds and freezing temperatures, March 6 to 14, has begun for several communities.
April 26, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid has been made available to help people and communities in south central Alaska recover from the effects of a recent winter storm, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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