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Disaster declaration will help Southeast towns buried by snow


January 20, 2022

JUNEAU (AP) — Parts of Southeast Alaska are receiving assistance from the state after getting up to six feet of snow.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Jan. 13 issued a disaster declaration for the Yakutat, Juneau, Haines and Skagway areas, his office said in a statement.

The declaration activates emergency response options and a disaster recovery program, including possibly financial help, for those affected by the storm.

For a four-day stretch ending Jan. 11, up to six feet of snow fell in parts of the disaster area. That was followed by warmer temperatures and rain, which disrupted power and damag...

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