Obama declares mudslides a disaster

Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

KODIAK - President Barack Obama has declared Kodiak's Oct. 9 mudslides a major disaster, a move that qualifies local governments for federal money as the community recovers from the second-rainiest day in Kodiak weather history.

The 6.4 inches of rain triggered mudslides along Rezanof Drive and Anton Larsen Bay Road that could have been deadly. However, no one was injured.

Private homes were largely spared, but Kodiak roadways took a beating.

Likely recipients of federal money include Kodiak Electric Association and the Alaska State Department of Transportation.



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