President Barak Obama on Friday declared a major disaster for the Kodiak Island Borough in the wake of October storms. The declaration will allow Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to come to the borough to help pay for the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding, mudslides, and rockslides. Kodiak Island Borough Manager Rick Gifford said the designation will allow a complete survey of the damage and costs of repairs, but that probably won’t be done now until the spring.
Jay Barrett, KMXT – Kodiak
Download Audio (MP3)