Mat-Su Borough tracking damaged buildings, partners with nonprofit for cleanup

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough says as of Thursday morning, 113 buildings have been reported to the Borough for damage by Friday’s earthquake. The Borough has implemented an online reporting tool for damaged property.

The Borough says in a press release that 21 of the damage reports are for homes, and 50 are public buildings like schools and Borough facilities. An earlier report Wednesday, which included 110 buildings, had more than 30 percent of respondents saying their buildings were not affected. At that time, 20 percent were reported to have “major damage.” The only "completely destroyed" reports included two roads, Point Mackenzie Rd. and Vine Rd., for which repairs are underway.

The Borough says Team Rubicon, an international nonprofit founded by veterans, is partnering with the Borough to assess damage and help with the cleanup. According to the press release, the team helped four elderly homeowners clean up their debris on Wednesday, and cleanup is expected to continue through Sunday.

Anyone who needs assistance with earthquake damage assessment in the Mat-Su Borough can call (907)861-8389 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

To file for State Individual Assistance, you can go to ready.alaska.gov or call 1-855-455-7131. The deadline to apply for this program is January 29, 2019.



 
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