Nisqually Earthquake Disaster Aid Reaches $72 Million

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Release date: 
May 11, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-70

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $72 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 10.

  • Since the disaster declaration, $34.2 million in aid has been approved for disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
     
  • Inspectors have completed 24,841 damage verifications in the declared counties.
     
  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $36 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
     
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $1.96 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 28,172 at the close of business, May 10.

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
Benton45$59,475
Chelan33$27,551
Clallam87$83,709
Clark95$132,333
Cowlitz86$200,312
Grays Harbor892$1,789,680
Island73$71,854
Jefferson66$81,662
King11819$14,018,164
Kitsap2047$2,457,793
Kittitas54$49,071
Lewis863$1,185,787
Mason561$858,990
Pacific111$221,244
Pierce5284$7,002,496
Skagit295$325,617
Skamania5$5,130
Snohomish1088$873,677
Thurston3953$4,022,9...

 

Last Updated: 
May 14, 2013 - 11:01
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