Alaska Flooding (DR-4122)

Incident period: May 17, 2013 to June 12, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 25, 2013

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August 19, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Yukon River 2013 flood survivors who had disaster-related damages have until midnight Aug. 26, 2013, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.   “Registering with FEMA is essential, even if survivors have already registered with the State,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan Fisher.
August 9, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Disasters frequently bring out the best in people but sometimes the worst. When fraud occurs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a responsibility to take action.People who intentionally defraud the federal government are taking money away from those who truly need disaster assistance. FEMA must ensure that taxpayer dollars go only to people who incurred legitimate losses. This may include prosecuting anyone who makes a fraudulent claim.
August 5, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Galena and Fairbanks will close August 9 and transition to weekly visits to Galena and Fairbanks by FEMA caseworkers to meet the disaster-assistance needs of survivors of the 2013 Spring Floods.Both Disaster Recovery Centers will cease operations at noon Friday, Aug. 9, 2013.Until then, the centers will continue to provide face-to-face help from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
August 2, 2013
Updates
Q:  What kinds of assistance are available?A:  Disaster assistance may include awards to help pay for:
August 1, 2013
Updates
Survivors of the spring 2013 flooding in Galena, Alaska, don’t have addresses.That is, they have post office boxes, but not street addresses.And a street address, the physical location of a damaged property, is what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has to have for the disaster assistance process to proceed.After a survivor registers with FEMA, an inspector visits the property and determines the extent of damage.But first, the inspector needs to know where the property is located.
July 31, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Disaster assistance applicants referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) who do not complete and submit the companion SBA disaster assistance loan application may be jeopardizing eligibility for other types of assistance.In addition to businesses, homeowners, renters, and private, nonprofit organizations may be eligible for low interest home repair loans. The loans can be used to cover the costs of repair or replacement of damaged real estate, personal property and business assets not covered by insurance or other aid.

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