Kenai Peninsula Flooding Updates

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12/13/13: The State Individual Assistance (IA) hotline and online registration is available for individuals and families impacted by the 2013 Kenai Peninsula Borough Flood or the 2013 November Storms. The deadline to apply for IA is January 17, 2014.

To apply: Call toll free 1-855-445-7131 or apply online at Ready.alaska.gov/IA


11/19/13
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Governor Parnell Declares State Disaster for the Kenai Peninsula 


Resources

For residents affected by high ground water, the borough has posted online resources for testing drinking water, disinfecting wells, pumping septic systems, cleaning mold and much more. Please be aware that well testing should be done before freezing conditions to ensure accurate results. Contact Tauriainen Laboratory to purchase a test kit @ 262-4624.

AK DEC: “Flood Preparation & Recovery for Drinking Water Systems”
EPA and AK DEC: “Septic Systems - What to do After a Flood”
FEMA: “Dealing with Mold and Mildew in Your Flood Damaged Home
Red Cross: “Repairing Your Flooded Home”
FEMA: “Before, During, After and Additional Information Regarding Flooding”
Cook Inletkeeper: Well water testing/resources www.inletkeeper.org

Kenai Weather 

Current Advisories, Watches and Warnings

Flood Insurance - FAQs

Maps and Presentation Materials from the Oct. 3rd Kalifornsky Beach Groundwater Public Meeting 

Changing the Way Alaskans Find Help - No matter where you live in Alaska, Alaska 2-1-1 is your one-stop resource for connecting with a wide variety of vital resources in your community including emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational opportunities, and much more.


11/7/13: KPB 11-6-13 Public Meeting Topics Discussed
KBeach Flood photographs may be viewed HERE.
For support services, the American Red Cross Anchorage will have volunteers available to assist homeowners. Please call 301-5476 or 646-5401.

 


 

On 10/29/13, Mayor Navarre formally submitted a local disaster emergency declaration to Commissioner John Madden and his staff at the AK Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, who will prepare the declaration and supporting documentation for Governor Parnell and his cabinet to review. If the declaration is approved, the State of Alaska Individual Assistance Program may become available to private homeowners. This program may help offset some of the costs incurred during the disaster. It should be noted, the program is only available if the state approves the declaration.

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Additional Flood Information

The following brochures, checklist and fact sheets have been provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Red Cross and the USDA Rural Development

Home Improvement/Repair Loans and Grants
National Flood Insurance Program Summary of Coverage
Are You Ready For A Flood?
After a Flood - The First Steps
Repairing Your Flooded Home 
Avoiding Flood Damage Checklist 
Floods and Flash Floods Fact Sheet 
Landslides and Mud Flows Fact Sheet

Protecting Your Property From Flooding
Add Waterproof Veneer to Exterior Walls 
Anchor Fuel Tanks 
Build with Flood Damage Resistant Materials 
Dry Floodproof Your Building 
Install Sewer Backflow Valves 
Protect Wells From Contamination by Flooding 
Raise Electrical System Components 
Raise or Floodproof HVAC Equipment 

From the Alaska Division of Environmental Conversation and the Environmental Protection Agency
Caring For Your Onsite Septic System in Alaska
Drinking Water From Household Wells
Your Septic System is Your Responsibility!
Flood - Public Health and the Environment 
Earthquakes, Floods and Home Heating Oil Tanks 
Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water 
Disinfection of Wells and Small Distribution Systems 
Indoor Sewage Cleanup 
Outdoor Sewage Cleanup