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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska

Release date: 
January 31, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-003

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by an earthquake on November 30, 2018.

 

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and Kenai Peninsula Borough.  Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

 

Federal funding is also available to the state, tribal, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the earthquake in the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and Kenai Peninsula Borough.

 

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

 

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

 

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for federal assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.  The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice. 

 

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Last Updated: 
January 31, 2019 - 22:14