RALEIGH, N.C. -- When the deadline passed last Tuesday evening for registering for federal and state assistance for recovery from Hurricanes Floyd and Irene and their attendant floods, 87,290 eastern North Carolinians who had suffered losses had signed up for help.
The registration period was open 167 days from the date the President declared 66 of the state's counties major disaster areas on September 16, 1999.
Within a few days, disaster housing funds started reaching persons driven from their homes by the deluge, and money from a wide range of state and federal programs have continued to assist individuals, families, businesses, and communities to recover from the historic flooding.
As of this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and North Carolina state government had disbursed $1.08 billion in individual and institutional recovery assistance.
The $1.08 billion is divided among these programs:
- SBA home loans: $289.3 million
- SBA business real property and economic loss loans: $144.9 million
- Disaster housing assistance: $77.1 million
- Individual and family grants: $80.9 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: $217.3 million
- National Flood Insurance Program claims approved: $133.2 million
- Crisis counseling: $5.8 million
- Disaster unemployment assistance: $5.5 million
- Temporary housing: $42.7 million
- Acquisition of structures: $54 million
County By County Disaster Aid
Mar. 3, 2000
|Declared County||Total Disaster Applicants||Families Assisted - Housing||Disaster Housing Amount||IFG Applicants Approved||Individual and Family Grants Appproved||SBA Loans Approved||Small Business Administration Loans||Public Assistance Projects||Public Assistance Funding||TOTAL $|