Hurricane Floyd Update For Oct. 9

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October 9, 1999
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Here are the current numbers for recovery operations:

  • The state of North Carolina has eight temporary housing sites under construction for 702 travel trailers. Two sites are in Edgecombe County, one is in Lenoir, four are in Pitt and one is in Wayne.

  • 204 families are occupying travel trailers at three sites in Edgecombe, Lenoir and Pitt counties.

  • About 30 travel trailers are located on private sites to enable homeowners to be close to home while property repairs are being made.

  • Federal and state assistance is approaching $54 million, with $29.9 million disbursed directly to individuals and families, $6 million approved to reimburse local governments and $28 million obligated to pay for more than 66 missions in the disaster area conducted by other federal agencies.

  • More than 57,000 residents signed up for assistance over FEMA's toll-free application hotline, 1-800-462-9029 (1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired). The lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice.

  • FEMA has approved $6 million to reimburse local governments in disaster counties for emergency costs such as police overtime, debris removal and protective measures.

  • 10,944 checks totaling $17.2 million have been disbursed for disaster housing.

  • 1035 checks totaling $2.7 million have been issued in grants to individuals and families for serious needs not covered by insurance or charitable organizations.

  • FEMA has completed 20,516 of 41,774 scheduled housing inspections with 429 inspectors in the field.

  • Nineteen disaster recovery centers and two mobile centers have given 23,552 disaster victims information and assistance with their applications.

  • FEMA and the state have 64 community relations workers assisting applicants directly.

  • 426 requests have been made for crisis counseling.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved 564 loans for $26.4 million for repair of homes and businesses.
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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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