ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 169
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
January 13, 1997
I, Tony Knowles, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the
authority of art. III, sec. 1, of the Alaska Constitution, and
AS 26.23.300(c), make the following findings and order:
Based on information I have received from the Department of
Military and Veterans' Affairs concerning the storm that damaged
several Bering and Chukchi Sea communities in Alaska during October
27 through October 30, 1996, I have determined that this event
posed a direct and imminent threat of disaster of sufficient
magnitude and severity to justify state action.
The Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, division
of emergency services (DES), activated the Emergency Response
Team which re-established communications with Diomede, Alaska,
shortly after the storm. DES also provided minor equipment fluids
and parts needed to expedite repairs to reestablish life safety
services. I find it appropriate that money from the disaster
relief fund (AS 26.23.300(a)) be expended to cover the expenses
incurred by DES in its emergency response. I direct that such
expenditures be made as is consistent with AS 26.23.010 - 26.23.220
(Alaska Disaster Act), including AS 26.23.300(c).
This order takes effect immediately and is retroactive to
October 27, 1996.
Dated at Juneau, Alaska this 13 day of January, 1997.