Today, Kenai Peninsula residents affected by the September flooding can begin the process of seeking state disaster funding. We spoke to Jeremy Zidek, with the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, about the various meetings being held this week…
Zidek: “One will be in Anchor Point at the Anchor Point Fire Department that will be October 15th through 16th. One in Seward at the Legends building October 15th through the 17th, and then there’ll be one at the Kenai Peninsula Emergency Response Center on October 18th.”
Zidek also discussed what information is needed at the meetings.
Zidek: “What we’re asking people to do, is compile a list of their damages, collect any types of photos and bring those into the disaster assistance center. We’ll need to have documents, ownership documents, some identification, if they have any insurance paperwork, bring all of that along. They’ll be able to fill out the paper work in person talking to one of our representatives, and that’s really the fastest, most effective way to apply for state individual assistance. If they can’t make it to one of the disaster assistance centers there is a hotline number that they can call, it is 1-855-445-7131.”
Applications for state assistance must be filed by November 20, 2012.