The state disaster office has pushed back the start date for those affected by the October Kenai flooding to register for individual grant assistance.
The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said this week they now plan to open disaster assistance centers, as well and online and telephone registration during the week of Dec. 8, the Peninsula Clarion reported. Officials had initially planned to do so the week of Dec. 2.
Officials say the delay would allow out-of-state contractors to arrive and be properly trained on procedures.
On Nov. 18, Gov. Sean Parnell declared the Oct. 28 flooding on the Kenai Peninsula a disaster.
Kenai Peninsula Borough officials estimated that 120 homes were affected by the flooding and that $2.1 million in damages occurred to private.