President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Disaster Declaration for the State of Alaska

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March 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alaska to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms and straight-line winds from Dec. 25–27, 2021.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe winter storms and straight-line winds in Denali Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough and the city of Nenana.

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 areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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