Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tyonek school to receive disaster funds

Tebughna School lost ceiling tiles in the gym after the November 2018 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Almost exactly one year after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Southcentral Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough has been granted more than $13,000 in disaster funds to reimburse repairs for the earthquake-damaged Tebughna School in Tyonek.

The borough assembly will consider an ordinance that accepts $13,738.95 from the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to help repair the Tebughna School, which suffered a substantial loss of ceiling tiles in the gym after the Nov. 30, 2018 earthquake, according to the ordinance accepting the state money.

After the earthquake, the borough appropriated $450,000 from the general fund for disaster response and recovery, the ordinance said.

A federal disaster was declared after the earthquake, making documented damages in the Kenai Peninsula Borough eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency and State Public Assistance funds.

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