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The move will potentially unlock funds to reimburse for repairs to damaged public infrastructure, schools, as well as individual homeowners.
One request includes cutting $20 million for public schools that lawmakers agreed to as part of the budget deal last spring.
The step could unlock tens of millions of dollars in disaster relief funds for entities damage during the November 30th quake and continuing aftershocks.
The Nov. 30 Anchorage earthquake was one of the first big tests of a new computer model aimed at quickly estimating how significant landslides and other ground failures will be following an earthquake.
The figure represents just a partial accounting, with more information still being collected ahead of a formal request by the state for federal relief money.
Anchorage School District classes resumed today after being closed for more than a week following last month's magnitude 7.0 earthquake. While most of the students are in the schools they've attended all year, two schools had to relocate because of significant damage.
Economic activity driven by last month's major earthquake is not going to pull the state out of recession.
Anchorage is still coming to grips with the extent of the damage on buildings and homes following the 7.0 earthquake that struck the region on Nov. 30.
The Anchorage Museum's historical record of the Nov. 30 quake will include viral memes and verses published via Facebook and Twitter.
The Anchorage School District announced that Gruening Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the school year due to damage sustained during Friday's earthquake.
When a magnitude 7 earthquake rumbled through the Anchorage area Nov. 30, Golden Valley Electric Association customers were using a total of 165 megawatts of electricity. About a fifth of that was coming through a 170-mile transmission line known as the Intertie. Then the Intertie went dead.
The natural gas utility serving the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley called in former employees and extra help from the Lower 48 to inspect homes following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Nov. 30.
After evacuating the 12-story air traffic control tower at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport following Friday's earthquake, controllers guided planes at the nation’s fifth-busiest cargo hub from the cab of a pickup truck at one end of the north-south runway.
Many organizations need help after the earthquake. Here are a few.
You probably don't have earthquake insurance. Fewer than 20 percent of Alaska homeowners do. But if your property was damaged, you may still have options to get compensation.
Childcare options in Anchorage are limited for families facing a week with no school.
After a weekend of cleanup, many businesses are re-opening. But not everyone has the all-clear yet.
Aftershocks from the massive earthquake that struck Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska on Friday morning continued over the weekend, adding stress to the assessment and recovery effort now underway. A lot of that damage was to major transportation corridors. How long will recovery take, especially in winter conditions?
Officials in Anchorage say the response to Friday’s earthquake is shifting from an assessment phase to repairing damage. That task is about to get more complicated, with winter weather headed towards the area.
Tom Sulczynski was driving that red GMC that became an icon of Saturday’s earthquake in Anchorage.