On August 7, the CBJ Assembly passed Resolution 3036(b) confirming the declaration of local emergency and requesting state and federal assistance.
The Mendenhall River banks remain highly unstable. All individuals are strongly advised to stay away from the river to ensure their safety.
- The Juneau Community Foundation has announced that they are accepting applications for relief assistance from those negatively impacted by the glacier outburst flooding through December 31, 2023. Information and application forms are available on the Mendenhall Flood Relief Fund webpage.
- The Governor has issued a declaration of emergency and the State of Alaska is now accepting applications for individual assistance. Apply now through October 9 at ready.alaska.gov/Recovery/IA or call 1-844-445-7131 (Monday – Friday 8 a.m – 4 p.m.). The State has shared the following information for residents with disaster damages:
- Local aid organizations are assisting residents impacted by flooding. See Mendenhall Valley Flood Donations and Volunteer Options to find out how to donate or request assistance. Individuals or organizations interested in volunteering should sign up using the United Way of Southeast Alaska form.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest disaster loans to businesses and residents affected by the flooding. SBA representatives will open a disaster loan outreach center at Dimond Park Aquatic Center from October 10-24. The deadline to apply for property damage is December 5, 2023. The deadline to apply for economic injury is July 8, 2024. Read the SBA’s press release for more details, or see the following fact sheets:
- Homeowners experiencing flood damage are encouraged to check FEMA’s informational booklet Repairing Your Flooded Home for step-by-step advice to help clean up and rebuild.
- Residents who have experienced damage or displacement are encouraged to read through a recovery checklist of steps to take about insurance, mortgage, utilities, and more.
- The CBJ Community Development Department has authorized emergency bank stabilization to protect immediate threats to property and safety. See Mendenhall River Emergency Bank Stabilization – Information for Property Owners for more information, including permit application forms.
- Residents who have loose or spilling fuel tanks and/or other hazardous spill situations should contact the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Prevention and Response hotline at 1-800-478-9300.
Please see the CBJ newsroom for the most recent information releases.
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