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President Declares Disaster for State of Alaska

Release date: 
February 17, 2016
Release Number: 
HQ-16-014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Alaska to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm during the period of December 12-15, 2015.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by a severe storm in the Pribilof Islands Regional Education Attendance Area.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the entire State of Alaska.

Sharon Loper has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Loper said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:04