By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel writer 

State, tribe and borough wait on federal disaster funding

 

February 29, 2024



WRANGELL — The borough is waiting on a federal disaster declaration to cover the expense of power line repairs and other immediate and near-term costs from the Nov. 20 landslide at 11.2-Mile Zimovia Highway. The Wrangell Cooperative Association is seeking federal funding for the longer-term expense of cleaning up the tidelands of debris and toxic material.

Under federal law, only the governor can request a federal disaster declaration, which the Federal Emergency Management Agency reviews before sending it to the president for signature.

The state has requested the designation, said Jeremy Zid...



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