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People affected by flooding, storms can apply for damages

By KTVA CBS 11 News 7:02 PM December 6, 2013

The deadline to apply is Jan. 17

ANCHORAGE – Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for assistance from the state.

Gov. Sean Parnell issued two disaster declarations recently, which spurred the state Individual Assistance (IA) Program. Registration will be available beginning Dec. 7. The program consists of individual and family grants and temporary housing assistance.

People living in the Kenai Peninsula Borough can apply for damages caused by flooding in October.

Residents of the Bering Strait Regional Education Attendance Area (REAA), Lower Yukon REAA, Lower Kuskokwin REAA, Fairbanks North Star Borough, City of Fairbanks and City of North Pole may apply for damages from the storms and power outages between Nov. 5 and Nov. 14, according to a press release from the state.

A toll-free hotline will be open Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After that, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 1-855-445-7131.

Before touching a phone, logging on to the Web to apply or applying in person, applicants should come up with a description of damages, gather ownership and insurance documents and have personal identification handy, according to the release.

Disaster assistance centers will be at:

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough: Dec. 8 through Dec. 11 at the Emergency Operations Center at 253 Wilson Lane in Soldotna.
  • Kotlik: Dec. 8 and 9 at the Kotlik School Library
  • Stebbins: Dec. 11 at the Stebbins School Library
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: Dec. 13 through Dec. 16 at the Noel Wien Library at 1215 Cowless Street in Fairbanks.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 17. For a list of eligible communities click here.

 

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