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President Obama Signs Alaska Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of October 27-28, 2013. 

Federal funding is available to state and eligible 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 the flooding in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. 

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Dolph A. Diemont as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. 

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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