Floyd Hurricane Recovery Tops $500 million

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November 26, 1999
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal and state assistance to victims of Hurricane Floyd has topped the half-billion-dollar mark in money coming into the state through federal programs with less than three weeks remaining before the Dec. 14 registration period expires.

Details of the $504 million total:

$295 million on its way in the form of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for 5,440 damaged homes and 1,798 business owners who lost buildings or inventory.

  • $52 million approved for disaster housing assistance to 55,601 applicants.
  • $47 million allocated for debris removal, emergency safety measures, and repair of damaged public infrastructure.
  • $61 million in National Flood Insurance Program claims.
  • $46 million in grants distributed to 13,739 individuals or families.
  • $2 million to 5,081 applicants for disaster unemployment assistance.

Applications for assistance total 75,016 on the toll-free registration line, 1-880-462-9092 (TTY 1-800-462-7585). Disaster recovery centers served 60,233 individuals and the federal/state helpline (1-800-525-0321) has taken 98,788 calls.

Those still needing to apply or get help with their applications should visit the centers or call the toll-free numbers. The helpline is available 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. The registration line is open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

County by County Disaster Aid
Nov. 26, 1999

Declared CountyTotal ApplicantsFamilies AssistedDisaster Housing AmountIFG AppvdIndividual & Family Grants ApprovedTotal Disaster Housing and IFGSBA Total Appv'dSmall Business Administration LoansTOTAL Assistance in County?


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