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Alaska Disaster Recovery Update

Release date: 
July 29, 2002
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Anchorage, AK --

  • To date, more than 165 residents in the 10 declared boroughs and communities have registered for disaster assistance.

  • More than 90 disaster housing checks totaling close to $250,000 have been issued to individuals to assist with temporary housing, and minor home repairs.

  • Nearly 80 people visited the Disaster Recovery Center in Salcha seeking information concerning disaster assistance.

  • State officials are processing more than 90 requests for Individual and Family Grant (IFG) assistance. Over $125,000 in grants have already been approved. IFG may be used to cover disaster-related expenses, such as essential home repairs, replacement of personal property, transportation, and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other programs.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved nearly $100,000 in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.

  • State and local governments have submitted nearly 50 requests for assistance from the FEMA/State Infrastructure Assistance Program, which provides funds for the repair of public facilities such as roads, bridges, public buildings and utilities, and for debris removal. More than $3.68 million in requests are currently in the system for approval.

  • More information is available on FEMA's For the Media site, at
Last Updated: 
July 8, 2017 - 10:40
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