President Declares Federal Disaster For November Storm Victims In Alaska

President Barack Obama declared a federal Disaster for Alaska Thursday, making federal dollars available for victims of storms that occurred back in November.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says federal money is available to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding in the Bering Strait Region as well as the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Lower Kuskokwim and Lower Yukon regional areas.

Along with the declaration Dolph A. Diemont  has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. According to a press release, additional designations could be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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