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Friday, December 13, 2019

12/13/19 Special Assembly Meeting Approves Additional Disaster Response/Recovery Funds

Dorothy Drive, Anchor Point Alaska
A special Assembly meeting was held today to approve emergency funding and to extend the local disaster declaration issued by Mayor Charlie Pierce on December 6, 2019 as a result of the response and recovery efforts associated with the 2019 Winter Storms event.

On November 27, 2019, numerous areas of the Kenai Peninsula Borough sustained severe damage caused by an ongoing storm weather event including high winds, heavy snowfall, icy conditions, heavy rain and flooding. As a result, the storm caused large trees to fall as well as impacted many power lines causing the loss of backup power generation and power loss for several days in some areas.  Additionally, significant damage has occurred to borough-maintained roads, mostly in the South Kenai Peninsula area. The attached photos represent a couple of areas in Anchor Point, Diamond Ridge and Fritz Creek. Damage assessments continue throughout the peninsula.
Newman Court, Diamond Ridge Alaska

It is expected that significant expenses will be incurred in responding to this event and repairing damages to public infrastructure. The approved funds in the amount of $280,000 will enable the borough to respond to and immediately start repairing damages to borough-maintained roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Motorists are asked to use caution and adhere to construction or safety signage along roadways that have been impacted.
Spruce Circle Road, Anchor Point Alaska

The borough legislation can be viewed at

#BeSmartTakePartPREPARE! #KenaiPeninsula #Alaska #WinterStorms
Cottonwood Lane Bridge, Anchor Point Alaska

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