FEMA Assesses Galena Damages

The Federal Emergency Management Agency toured Galena this weekend to estimate how much monetary damage was done by this year’s flood.

State of Alaska Emergency Management Specialist George Coyle says if FEMA determines damage is significant enough to declare Galena a federal disaster area and President Obama approves, the federal government would pay 75 percent of the total estimated damage cost, while the State of Alaska would foot the other 25 percent.

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