Federal/State Flood Relief Hits $936.9 Million

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January 21, 2000
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- During the week when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) extended for another 30 days the period in which victims of Hurricanes Floyd and Irene might apply for recovery assistance, the amount paid from federal/state programs for the transition back to normalcy has reached $936.9 million.

"This will be well over a billion dollar disaster before we've finished here," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer. "The people of North Carolina have suffered mightily as a result of the 1999 hurricanes and floods."

Disaster housing assistance and individual and family grants totaled $143.7 million by the end of the week. U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for homes and businesses continued to pace the government outlays with $388 million.

Cumulative payouts by program areas are as follows:

  • SBA disaster home loans: $273.2 million
  • SBA business property and economic loss loans: $114.8 million
  • Disaster housing assistance: $69.5 million
  • Individual and family grants: $74.2 million
  • Missions assigned by FEMA to other federal and state agencies to help in recovery operations: $30 million
  • Money approved for local governments and eligible private, nonprofit agencies for repair and restoration of public facilities and other disaster expenses: $214.5 million
  • National Flood Insurance Program claims approved: $122 million
  • Crisis counseling: $868,000
  • Disaster unemployment assistance: $4.5 million
  • Site preparation and purchase of mobile homes: $33.2 million
  • Total federal/state recovery dollars: $936.9 million

Persons living in the 66 North Carolina counties declared a disaster area by the President as a result of the 1999 floods now have until February 17 to apply for assistance. They may call the FEMA recovery Hotline, 1-800-462-9029 or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. The lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Those who already have registered but have questions on the status of their applications or federal/state programs for which they may be eligible may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321.

Alamance, Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimana, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson.

County By County Disaster Aid
Jan. 21, 2000

Declared CountyTotal Disaster ApplicantsFamilies Assisted - HousingDisaster Housing AmountIFG Applicants ApprovedIndividual and Family Grants AppprovedSBA Loans ApprovedSmall Business Administration LoansPublic Assistance ProjectsPublic Assistance FundingTOTAL $


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