As recovery from the Nov. 30 earthquake continues, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is opening a disaster recovery center in Soldotna for this week only.

Opening this (Monday) morning at 9, the center will be open until 7 p.m. each evening through Saturday.

Set up in the Soldotna United Methodist Church on South Binkley, the center will be operated by the State of Alaska and FEMA. There, people will be able to get in-person advice and referrals for those affected.

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA, has opened an office in Nikiski to handle claims stemming from the 7.0 Cook Inlet earthquake on Nov. 30, 2018.

In an announcement this week, FEMA says residents have until April 1 to apply for the Federal Individual Assistance Program.

Hurricane Florence has an unintended impact this week — a planned, nationwide emergency alert system test is being postponed to not confuse people during ongoing response efforts in the Carolinas.  

Thursday was supposed to be the day for a test of the nationwide Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. This includes the Emergency Alert System, which makes those test tones you hear periodically on TV and radio stations — including KDLL, and Wireless Emergency Alerts, which sends alert messages to cell phones.