Alaska Severe Winter Storm, Tidal Surges and Flooding (DR-1571)

Incident period: October 18, 2004 to October 24, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 15, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 10, 2004
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Ala. -- As a result of President Bush’s disaster declaration for Public Assistance following the severe winter storms that occurred October 18 through October 24, 2004, federal disaster help is now available to some private non-profit organizations (PNPs) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
November 30, 2004
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Disaster assistance to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent Bering Sea storm in Alaska has been expanded to include many southwest Alaska communities. The amended declaration also makes all Alaskan communities eligible to compete for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds.
November 19, 2004
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Governor’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed two joint State/Federal Public Assistance Teams Thursday to the Cities of Nome and Unalakleet. The teams will be in the areas until the Thanksgiving holiday and will be working on establishing bases of operation in Nome and Unalakleet, making plans to also visit smaller communities impacted by the disaster, conducting Public Assistance Program assessments, and developing Hazard Mitigation Grant Program projects.
November 16, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Alaska to help state and local governments recover from the effects of a recent severe winter storm.
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