Governor Sean Parnell has declared a state of disaster for Fairbanks and parts of western Alaska in the wake of last week's winter storms.
The governor was in Fairbanks today and met with borough and city mayors.
Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor Luke Hopkins issued his declaration of disaster this morning.
An estimated 800 customers of golden valley electric association are still without power.
By declaring a disaster, the borough effectively is asking for additional aid from the state.
Officials said today that aid would mostly focus on damage assessment and recovery.