HAMPTON, Va. -- Editors: Weekly summary report for Tuesday, October 26:
- Over $18 million in federal and state disaster assistance have been approved for the state of Virginia.
- 5,563 individuals have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance
- 2,112 disaster housing applications approved
- $2.7 million have been disbursed for disaster housing
- 1,927 applications have been received for the Individual and Family Grant Program
- $1.4 million approved for Individual and Family Grant Program
- $5.3 million approved in SBA loans for individuals
- $1.2 million approved in SBA loans for businesses
- 68 applicants have requested disaster assistance for Infrastructure (Public Assistance)
- $351,220 have been obligated by FEMA for Infrastructure (Public Disaster Assistance)
- $500,000 have been disbursed for aerial spraying of mosquitoes
- $3 million have been approved for a mobile home site development
- $40,000 United States Forest Services for technical assistance
- $205,000 United States Army Corps of Engineers for technical assistance
- $2 million for drinking water
- $900,000 Environmental Protection Agency
- $265,000 United States Public Health Services for technical assistance
- $100,000 Economic Development Administration
- $111,000 United States Geological Services for hazard mitigation purposes
Timely News and Tips for Disaster Victims
What is Project Impact? Frequently referred to as "Building Disaster Resistant Communities" is a program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency that seeks to reduce the personal and economic costs of disasters by bringing together community leaders, Citizens and businesses to prepare for and protect themselves against future natural disasters.
You can change the way your community is affected by a disaster before the next one strikes. To learn what you can do, call the Project Impact Hotline at (800) 227-4731, contact your local emergency manager or visit our web site at www.fema.gov.
If you have applied for a loan with the Small Business Administration (SBA) you can get an additional 20 percent of the loan amount if you use it for mitigation purposes. What is mitigation? Any action designed to eliminate or reduce future damage.
Low interest disaster recovery loans are for homeowners as well as business owners. Call the SBA at (800) 659-2955.
Groundbreaking began on Mon. Oct. 25 for the mobile home site at the Southampton Agri-Business Industrial Park in Southampton County, where it will place travel trailers and mobile homes for hurricane victims.
The temporary housing will be provided to those unable to secure satisfactory housing while seeking a permanent residence. The state and local governments provides the site, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will finance the development of the site and purchase the travel trailers and mobile homes. FEMA has contracted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and develop the site. Those qualifying for the homes will pay utilities. Each applicant will be evaluated on a case by case basis, and as each is qualified, a mobile home will be purchased. Travel trailers will be purchased locally.
Hampton residents who sustained damage by the Sept. 4 tornado spawned by Hurricane Dennis must be registered with FEMA by Nov.4 to be eligible for federal and state disaster assistan...