In 2000, Cordova received $33,567.92 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding from avalanche disasters to complete the purchase and relocation of 12 residential structures away from the Eyak Lake area to available sites within the community. All structures were threatened due to their location at the bottom of a historical avalanche chute. The same year (2000), Valdez received $756,739.00 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding from avalanche disasters to complete the purchase and relocation of 12 residential structures away from Porcupine Street to Sawmill Subdivision (a new city-owned development) where no natural hazard threats exist. All structures immediately adjacent to the mountain were threatened due to their location at the bottom of a steep mountain, which could accumulate heavy snow pack. Structures on the opposite side of Porcupine Street were not in the avalanche threat area.