Alaska Delegation Appreciates Kenai Peninsula Borough Disaster Declaration

Washington, D.C. – Alaska’s Congressional Delegation is pleased to see action just two weeks after they supported Governor Parnell’s request that a disaster declaration be issued for the storm-afflicted Kenai Peninsula Borough. On January 19th, the delegation urged the White House to “act on the request expeditiously” and disburse funds – and today the White House released the following information:         

On February 2, 2012, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska triggering the release of Federal funds to help communities recover from the Severe Storm that occurred November 15-17, 2011.  Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:


Declaration Number:                          FEMA-4054-DR


Incident:                                             Severe Storm


Incident Period:                                 November 15-17, 2011


Federal Coordinating Officer:           Willie G. Nunn

                                                           National FCO Program


Public Assistance (PA):                     Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities


Designated Borough:                         Kenai Peninsula Borough.  


Hazard Mitigation (HM):                   Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards.


Designated Boroughs and Areas:      All boroughs and Regional Educational Attendance Areas in the State of Alaska are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.


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


(Attached is the letter to President Obama from the Alaska Delegation sent on January 19, 2012.)