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State to Open Disaster Assistance Centers for Kenai Wildfires Centers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough to provide information, take applications

July 2nd, 2015

State to Open Disaster Assistance Centers for Kenai Wildfires Centers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough to provide information, take applications

JBER, Alaska — The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) will open a Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) for the state Individual Assistance (IA) Program for the Kenai wildfires July 7-8.

The DAC will take applications for state IA programs and provide information from other state and non-profit assistance agencies.

“I encourage those impacted by the Kenai wildfires to apply for individual assistance as soon as possible. Take photos of damage before you clean up and keep your receipts. The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management staff will be available at the DAC to answer any questions,” Mike O’Hare, director of DHS&EM said.   

The center will be located at:
Sterling Elementary School
July 7-810 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Applicants may also apply by phone or online:

1-855-445-7131 until August 18, 2015
Online at ready.alaska.gov

 Applicants will need to provide the following when applying for individual assistance

  • Description of damages and/or losses

  • Home ownership documentation
  • Insurance information
  • Personal identification
  • Proof of occupancy (utility bill)

 Applicants who wish to apply for state assistance telephonically can call the IA hotline at 1-855-445-7131. The deadline to apply for IA for those impacted by the Kenai wildfires is August 18.

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