RALEIGH, N.C. -- Next week, it will have been six months since Hurricane Floyd moved into eastern North Carolina bringing high winds and a deluge of up to 29 inches of rain in some locales. Just a month later Hurricane Irene brought another assault and more misery to the same area.
During that half year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the state of North Carolina have paid or authorized more than $1.08 billion in disaster recovery assistance.
Nearly 88,000 residents and business owners in the 66 counties declared major disaster areas by the President have registered for assistance.
The long-term recovery effort is now underway, and emphasis is slowly turning from emergency disaster assistance to hazard mitigation--reducing the vulnerability of communities to future disasters.
The $1.08 billion is divided among these programs:
- SBA home loans: $292.2 million
- SBA business real property and economic loss loans: $148.4 million
- Disaster housing assistance: $78.2 million
- Individual and family grants: $81.8 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: $205.7 million
- National Flood Insurance Program claims approved: $133.2 million
- Crisis counseling: $5.8 million
- Disaster unemployment assistance: $5.8 million
- Temporary housing: $43.9 million
- Acquisition of structures: $54 million
County by County Disaster Aid
Mar. 10, 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 $|