State opens disaster assistance centers
Disaster Assistance Centers (DAC) are being established by Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide information and help disaster survivors utilize the state’s disaster recovery programs.
The DACs will take applications for State Individual Assistance, including the Individual Family Grant (IFG) andTemporary Housing programs. The deadline to apply for individual assistance is Nov. 20. The State Individual Assistance Hotline is active for those who are unable to visit a DAC in person. Applying for assistance in person is the fastest way to apply for assistance. Those who wish to apply for state assistance by telephone can call the hotline at 855-445-7131. TTY 855-445-7131.
The following information will be needed when visiting a DAC or when calling the hotline:
• Description of damages and/or losses
• Home Ownership Documentation
• Insurance information
• Personal Identification
Prepared applicants will expedite application processing.
The DACs in Seward will be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 15-17 at the Legends Building, 412 Washington. Other Peninsula DACs are in Anchor Point and Soldotna.
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Seward Office: 302 Railway, 224-2001.
Kenai Penininsula Borough Office of Emergency Management: 907-262-4910, www2.borough.kenai.ak.us/emergency.
Water testing: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 907-262-3420 in Soldotna.
Cleaning water and mold: 855-445-7131.
Kenai River Center: 907-260-4882, www.kenairivercenter.org
Construction permits: City of Seward, 224-3445 or Kenai Peninsula Borough, 800-478-4441.
Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area: 302 Railway Ave, Suite 123, 224-3340, www.sewardbearcreekfloodservicearea.org.