North Carolina Hurricane Floyd Update For Sept. 28

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September 28, 1999
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Registration for disaster assistance by North Carolina's hurricane victims continued to climb Tuesday, with 42,518 seeking state and federal aid over the toll-free telephone intake line, 1-800-462-9029.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $4.3 million in various types of direct assistance to storm victims. This includes emergency housing, home repair, replacement of lost essential property and temporary housing.

Here are the current numbers:

  • Sixty-five families are being housed at the first travel trailer site in Rocky Mount, where 95 units have been installed. This will become a temporary community of 300 units.

  • In addition to Edgecome, trailer sites are planned for Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson counties.

  • Eighteen fixed disaster recovery centers and a mobile center in the flood area served 9,913 applicants with information on assistance and answer questions.

  • FEMA and the state have deployed 59 community relations specialists in the affected counties to deliver assistance information directly to residents.

  • Disaster housing grants totaling $2.9 million were approved for 2,371 families.

  • Individual and family grants totaling $1.4 million were approved for emergency housing and to replace essential lost property, such as occupational tools.

  • 33,891 residents sought disaster-housing assistance.

  • Crisis counseling is being provided to 368 families.

  • There are 1,494 displaced families housed in 22 shelters.

  • 20,671 applications were received for disaster unemployment assistance.

  • 16,287 persons received emergency assistance from the American Red Cross.

  • 20,444 home repair loan applications issued by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

  • 6,506 business loan applications were issued by SBA.

  • SBA had approved $1.25 million in loans.

  • 22,576 requests were made for federal income tax assistance with casualty losses.

  • There were 24 requests from families for help with funeral expenses.
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