Residents advised to apply to learn if they qualify for disaster aid

A dozen Wrangell households had applied as of Dec. 7 for state financial aid to help them recover from the Nov. 20 landslide. The deadline to apply is not until Jan. 27, and an official with the state emergency management agency is encouraging anyone who believes they were directed affected by the slide to fill out an application.

“We want people to apply,” said Jeremy Zidek, with the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The division will review the applications and give priority to people who have the greatest needs. “We try to work those first,” he said.

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