President Donald Trump Approves Alaska Disaster Declaration - P.O.W. Report

Friday, September 7, 2018

President Donald Trump Approves Alaska Disaster Declaration

LAND & AGRICULTURE Issued on: September 5, 2018
Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 11 to May 13, 2018.

Federal funding is available to State and to Tribal and 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 flooding in Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures in all areas within the State.

Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Thomas J. Dargan 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 damage assessments.

SouthCentral Apparently Had Flooding in May

pshh...Anchorage can't handle a bit of rain...what wimps
Flooding and ice overflow caused by ice jams on the Susitna River near Curry shut down Alaska Railroad train service north of Talkeetna on Saturday morning and is expected to last through Monday, a press release from the Alaska Railroad Corp. said.

"Water is over the rail for approximately two miles and there are potential washouts in several locations from ice overflow between ARRC mileposts 247 and 250," the press release said. "ARRC personnel are continuing to assess damages in the area."

The southbound Aurora train and freight trains in both directions that were scheduled for Sunday have been canceled. [Anchorage Daily News]

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