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July 18, 2013
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Galena to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the 2013 spring floods, has new hours of operation.Located in the Galena Interior Learning Academy, 359 Challenger Road, the center providesface-to-face help, currently from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.Starting Sunday, July 21, 2013, the new hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday.
July 15, 2013
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is set to open Tuesday, July 16, in Fairbanks to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the 2013 spring floods.The center is located at 751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 202, Fairbanks, AK 99701. The center provides face-to-face help from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.The center is staffed by disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about flood-related assistance.
July 9, 2013
Disaster Legal Assistance Available for AlaskansWho: Alaskans living within the Alaska Gateway REAA, Lower Yukon REAA, Yukon Flats REAA and the Yukon Koyukuk REAA who were impacted by the May 17 through June 11 flooding who have disaster related legal issues may get the help they need. The services are implemented through a collaborative agreement between the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Alaska Legal Services Corporation.What:
July 6, 2013
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open in Galena to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the 2013 spring floods.The center is located at Building 1847, Composite Building, Galena Interior Learning Academy, 359 Challenger Road, Galena, AK 99741. GPS Coordinates: N 64 44.505, W 156 57.222. The DRC will be open seven days a week until further notice.The center is staffed by disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about flood-related assistance.
July 6, 2013
Anchorage, Alaska – Survivors of the 2013 spring floods should register now with FEMA even if they have also registered with the State of Alaska, the American Red Cross, or other disaster relief organization.
July 4, 2013
FEMA has a Disability Integration Specialist on site in Alaska to help coordinate the various elements of the programs, such as:
July 2, 2013
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 29, 2013
Individuals affected by the 2013 Spring Floods, that occurred during the period of May 17 to June 11, 2013, may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).“Registering is an important first step on the path to a variety of recovery programs,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont. “We are encouraging people to apply as soon as possible.”“Registering with FEMA is essential, even if survivors have already registered with the State,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan Fisher.
June 29, 2013
Federal disaster declared for spring 2013 floods - Federal Public and Individual Assistance activated for flood-affected Alaskans
On Tuesday, June 25, President Obama approved Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s request for Federal Assistance in the disaster affected areas of the Alaska Gateway, Yukon Flats, Yukon Koyukuk, and Lower Yukon Regional Attendance Areas, with Copper River Regional attendance area for Public Assistance only. The Federal Disaster Declaration makes federal funds and resources available to support the recovery of these areas affected by the 2013 Spring Floods.
June 26, 2013
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Alaska.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required: