Alaska Fire (DR-1666)

Incident period: August 3, 2006 to August 4, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 27, 2006

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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
WASHINGTON ? 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 a fire during the period of August 3-4, 2006.

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