Approved Aid For Nisqually Earthquake Reaches $62.4 Million

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Release date: 
May 4, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-68

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $62.4 million in aid to help Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake.

The following are highlights of the ongoing disaster response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration on March 1, as of close of business May 2.

  • Since the disaster declaration, $31.7 million in aid has been approved for disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
     
  • Inspectors have completed 23,046 damage verifications in the declared counties.
     
  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $29 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
     
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $1.7 million for residents affected by the earthquake. Grants are to assist with serious disaster-related needs and necessary expenses not covered by insurance or other disaster programs.
     
  • The number of applications made for disaster assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line totaled 26,756 at the close of business, May 2.

State and federal officials continue to urge disaster victims to call the registration number at 1-800-462-9029 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. The deadline to register is May 31, 2001.

For the designated counties the total number applicants and assistance approved to date for disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants are:
CountyRegistrationsApproved Disaster
Housing
Benton36$59,475
Chelan28$24,012
Clallam82$74,279
Clark87$120,951
Cowlitz74$173,104
Grays Harbor793$1,572,170
Island72$68,274
Jefferson64$70,441
King11,388$13,167,118
Kitsap1,973$2,350,163
Kittitas48$38,023
Lewis821$1,091,660
Mason531$824,668
Pacific100$192,500
Pierce4,961$6,473,633
Skagit274$315,131
Skamania4$5,130
Snohomish1,045$795,445
Thurston3,776$3,757...

 

Last Updated: 
May 14, 2013 - 11:41
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