Borough to Open Disaster Center in Anchor Point

Staff Report


     Three Disaster Assistance Centers will be open next week on the Kenai Peninsula to provide information and help to people using the state’s disaster recovery programs.

     Applications for State Individual Assistance, including the Individual Family Grant and Temporary Housing programs will be taken, and the deadline to apply for those grants is November 20th.

     The current maximum grant to an individual or family is $15,700 per disaster when things like private insurance don’t go far enough.  Assistance can include money to replace personal property, repair family vehicles and cover medical expenses.

     Borough Mayor Mike Navarre made a disaster declaration which was approved by the Borough Assembly on September 28th, following a week of flooding and high water across the Peninsula.  

     The Disaster Assistance Centers will be open in Anchor Point October 15th and 16th and in Soldotna October 18th, between 9 am and 7 pm.