The first Kenai Peninsula Borough sponsored Flood Aware Fair for the central peninsula didn't draw many people out on Friday.
Today, Alaska will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 9.2 earthquake that shook the state at 5:36 p.m., March 27, 1964.
It has been about six months since the Kalifornsky Beach area saw rising groundwater creep into basements and crawlspaces and infiltrate septic systems and drinking water wells.
The state disaster office pushed back the start date for individual grant assistance registration for state aid for those affected by the October Kenai flooding because of a staffing shortage.
Before Redoubt Volcano erupted in 2009, scientists detected unique events that add to their understand of how volcanoes function, according to a study this year. Tremors often ripple through a volcano before it explodes.
With less than a month to go, nearly half of the expected Kenai Peninsula Borough applicants for state disaster aid have applied for grant money to recover from the Kenai flooding earlier this fall.
A state team is in town and ready to help October Kenai flood victims file for disaster aid, however very few of those expected to need help have gone in.
Following some delay to train staff, the state will open a Disaster Assistance Center for residents impacted by the Oct. 27 and 28 flooding on the Kenai Peninsula.
Following the recommendation from his "disaster cabinet," Gov. Sean Parnell on Monday declared the Kenai Peninsula flooding a state disaster, making the damages eligible for state recovery aid.
ANCHORAGE - Western Alaska communities were cleaning up Monday after a powerful weekend storm brought icy flooding, with residents bracing for more storms expected to bring coastal surges and freezing rain. The village of Kotlik was among the worst hit.
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