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
Applicants may also apply by phone or online:
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)