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North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances (DR-1546)

Incident period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 10, 2004


November 17, 2004 - News Release

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Money to help North Carolinians whose lives were severely disrupted by the ravages of two major storms in a one-month period continues to flow into disaster-stricken areas. Since President Bush issued two separate disaster declarations for North Carolina in September, federal and state aid has surpassed $44.5 million dollars as of November 16, with 19,645 registrants to date seeking assistance for losses suffered from Tropical Storm Frances and/or Hurricane Ivan.

November 12, 2004 - News Release

When the Swannanoa River broke its banks and swamped the Biltmore business district of Asheville, N.C. in early September 2004, tough new building ordinances kept a number of businesses high and dry. Unfortunately, many older buildings surrounding them suffered extensive flood damage, and in some cases, were destroyed.

November 11, 2004 - News Release

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina residents have received $20,593,254 in assistance since President Bush issued a disaster declaration Sept. 10 following Tropical Storm Frances.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 7790 $21289503.58 $12088046.88 $9201456.70
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 02:01 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $18285916.76 $2704333.28 $15053049.44
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

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