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President Joseph R. Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska

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February 17, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2020.

Federal funding is also available to state, tribal, 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 the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in the Chatham Regional Educational Attendance Area, Haines Borough, City and Borough of Juneau, Petersburg Borough and the Municipality of Skagway Borough. 

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

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

Last updated February 17, 2021