Deadline Approaching, Assistance Exceeds $955 Million

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February 4, 2000
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal/state disaster assistance for damages from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene now totals $955.5 million, and 83,321 applications have been received from individuals and business owners in the 66 North Carolina counties approved for disaster aid.

Renters, homeowners and business owners have until Thursday, February 17, 2000 to register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-462-9029, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).

"Those affected by the hurricanes continue to register at a rate of more than 60 daily," said Carlos Mitchell of FEMA. "With the deadline less than two weeks away, we urge anyone with damages...especially those awaiting insurance settlements... not to delay calling in their application."

Federal/state assistance for week ending 2/4/00:

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) home loans: $279.4 million
  • SBA business real property and economic loss loans: $128.4 million
  • Disaster housing assistance: $72.2 million
  • Individual and family grants: $76.2 million
  • Missions assigned by FEMA to other federal and state agencies tasked 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: $203.9 million
  • National Flood Insurance Programs approved: $122.8 million
  • Crisis counseling: $868,000
  • Disaster unemployment assistance: $4.7 million
  • Temporary housing: $37.1 million

GRAND TOTAL: $955.5 million

County By County Disaster Aid
Feb. 4, 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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