Wrangell works to obtain state aid for windstorm expenses


January 13, 2022

The governor has issued a disaster declaration for Wrangell after a windstorm took down power poles and disrupted services on Nov. 30, though it appears most of what the borough has requested is not eligible for state aid.

The borough estimated its total costs related to the storm at $1.06 million. Of that, $255,372 was for public works, utility and police overtime, contractors, equipment and damages to structures; and $807,500 would go toward “critical future needs,” such as several backup generators for the water treatment plant, community center gym, airport runway lights and a sewer pump s...

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