President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alaska

WASHINGTON – FEMA today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Alaska to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe storm, flooding and landslides from September 15 to 20.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to those affected in the regional school attendance areas of Bering Strait, Kashunamiut, Lower Kuskokwim and Lower Yukon.

Help can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover. of the effects of the disaster.

Residents and business owners who have suffered losses in designated areas can begin seeking assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or by using the FEMA app . Anyone using a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service, or others, can give FEMA the number for that service.

Federal funding is also available to eligible state, tribal, and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Bering Strait Regional School Attendance Areas, Kashunamiut, Lower Kuskokwim and Lower Yukon.

Federal funding is available on a cost-share basis for risk mitigation measures statewide.

Timothy Manner has been appointed Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal Recovery Operations in affected areas. Additional designations may be made later.

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