Approved Aid for Nisqually Earthquake Reaches $81.7 Million

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Release date: 
May 18, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-73

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $81.7 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 17.

  • Since the disaster declaration, $35.9 million in aid has been approved for disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
     
  • Inspectors have completed 25,947 damage verifications in the declared counties.
     
  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $43.8 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
     
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $2 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 29,439 at the close of business, May 17.

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 Temporary Housing Assistance
Benton45$62,283
Chelan37$31,228
Clallam90$91,713
Clark103$138,481
Cowlitz95$203,543
Grays Harbor1007$1,989,128
Island76$99,999
Jefferson67$84,748
King12216$14,554,879
Kitsap2104$2,533,963
Kittitas61$49,982
Lewis914$1,254,693
Mason589$875,385
Pacific122$233,389
Pierce5565$7,380,103
Skagit309$354,535
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Last Updated: 
May 14, 2013 - 10:18
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