By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough receives federal reimbursement for landslide expenses


April 24, 2024

The borough will be reimbursed for roughly $900,000 it spent on debris removal, restoring downed power lines, overtime pay and other expenses after the deadly landslide in November.

The borough’s request for federal disaster assistance for the Nov. 20 landslide was approved April 8.

The federal money will reimburse the borough for its costs in dealing with the landslide, which Borough Manager Mason Villarma estimates at about $900,000.

The work included installing new power poles and transmission lines; the power was out for about a week for residents south of the landslide at 11-Mile and home...

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