Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams (DR-1843)

Incident period: April 28, 2009 to May 31, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 11, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 2, 2009
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- State and federal officials announced yesterday that additional communities have been added to the June 11 federal disaster declaration resulting from the April 28 to May 31 flooding and ice jams.  The amended declaration is the result of a request by the State following continued damage assessments.
June 26, 2009
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- More than $235,000 in federal assistance has been approved for Alaskan residents to help them recover from the 2009 spring floods and ice jams announced officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHS&EM). On June 11, 2009, the President declared a disaster declaration for the State of Alaska to address damages from the spring flooding and ice jams in designated areas.
June 24, 2009
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHS&EM) are urging public officials to apply for assistance under the FEMA Public Assistance Program to help pay for public infrastructure repair. Officials from both agencies are currently visiting communities to brief officials on the Public Assistance Program.
June 21, 2009
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials encourage any individuals who suffered damages to their primary residence or to their personal property during the recent flooding and ice jams to register with FEMA.
June 19, 2009
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced a disaster declaration to help state, local and tribal governments, including Alaska native villages, as well as certain private nonprofits, such as educational and medical facilities, recover from eligible losses incurred during the 2009 spring flood event along portions of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers. Governor Sarah Palin requested a presidential declaration May 25, after determining that the severity and magnitude of the damages to publically owned infrastructure warranted federal aid.
June 11, 2009
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 the State of Alaska and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding and ice jams beginning on April 28, 2009, and continuing.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Alaska, FEMA-1843-DR (PDF 51KB)
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