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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.
July 29, 2013
Updates
Flood water is a nasty, destructive element. For the survivors of the 2013 Spring Flood in Alaska, flood waters from the Yukon River carried off or contaminated a lot of items essential for everyday life.  Alaskan volunteer organizations are working together with community volunteers to get these essential items to the flood survivors that need them.
July 26, 2013
Updates
There are several job openings in Alaska for local hires to assist with recovery efforts after this spring’s flooding. Job seekers can view the openings by going to alexsys.labor.state.ak.us, choosing "Find a Job," selecting "Anywhere in Alaska," and searching for the keyword FEMA. You must register with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development to apply. If you are already registered with ALEXsys, you can search for these positions by employer.The positions are as follows:
July 26, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Alaska’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management urge Alaska residents affected by the 2013 Spring Floods to be alert for potential fraud and to keep these points in mind:
July 26, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The deadline to register for disaster assistance -- Monday, August 26, 2013 – is only a month away.With everything else that’s going on, time can slip away and, before you know it, it’s too late!So if you had flood-related damage, be sure to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before the deadline.
July 25, 2013
Updates
The Disaster Recovery Centers in Galena and Fairbanks have new hours of operation. They will now be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.The locations are:The Galena Interior Learning Academy359 Challenger RoadGalena, AK 99741and751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 202Fairbanks, AK 99701
July 25, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Galena has new hours of operation.Located in the Galena Interior Learning Academy at 359 Challenger Road, the center has been operating Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays.Starting Sunday, July 28, 2013, the center will no longer operate on Sundays. It will, however, remain open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
July 25, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fairbanks has new hours of operation.Located at 751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 202 in Fairbanks, AK 99701, the center has been operating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays.Starting Sunday, July 28, 2013, the center will no longer operate on Sundays. It will, however, remain open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
July 23, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Less than a month after federal disaster aid was made available to the State of Alaska, more than $1 million in awards and more than $1 million in loans have been approved for households and businesses to help them recover from losses caused by the flooding of the Yukon River that occurred between May 17 and June 11, 2013, disaster officials announced today.
July 18, 2013
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The state and federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Fairbanks to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the 2013 spring floods has new hours of operation.Located at 751 Old Richardson Hwy., Suite 202 in Fairbanks, AK 99701, 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.

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