THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES DISASTER IN ALASKA; FEMA FUNDING MADE AVAILABLE
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alaska following severe storms and flooding which began on August 8, 1994.
President Clinton's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments in the following areas: Northwest Arctic Borough, Yukon Koyukuk Education Region and Dalton Highway.
Assistance can include disaster housing grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the storms.
Damage surveys by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are continuing in other areas and additional areas may be added after the assessments are completed.