Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1663)

Incident period: August 15, 2006 to August 25, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 16, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 31, 2006
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaskans in the Chugach Rural Educational Attendance Area (REAA), the Matanuska Susitna and Denali Boroughs, and the City of Hooper Bay have witnessed how disasters threaten more than personal property and homes.  The Hooper Bay fire Aug. 3-4, and the flooding, landslides and mudslides of Aug. 15-25 damaged public buildings, utility systems, bridges and highways, not to mention disrupting communications and emergency services.
October 27, 2006
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Three State/Federal disaster public assistance field teams will begin working this week in the Matanuska-Susitna and Denali Boroughs and areas in the Chugach Rural Educational Attendance Area (REAA) to help local officials recoup costs associated with infrastructure damages or losses that occurred during the August storm.
October 16, 2006
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of August 15-25, 2006.

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