Approved Aid For Nisqually Earthquake Reaches $92.9 Million

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Release date: 
June 1, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-76

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies have approved $92.9 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 31.

  • Since the disaster declaration, $39.7 million in aid has been approved for disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
     
  • Inspectors have completed 28,451 damage verifications in the declared counties.
     
  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $51 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
     
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $2.2 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 33,079 at the close of business, May 31.

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 June 30, 2001.

For the designated counties the total number of applicants and assistance approved to date for disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants are:
CountyRegistrationsApproved Disaster Housing
Benton45$62,283
Chelan59$36,601
Clallam99$103,313
Clark152$163,526
Cowlitz111$215,581
Grays Harbor1320$2,402,738
Island85$101,999
Jefferson75$87,777
King13383$15,759,456
Kitsap2319$2,720,472
Kittitas75$72,193
Lewis999$1,402,414
Mason669$939,289
Pacific154$323,415
Pierce6428$8,252,369
Skagit356$389,928
Skamania5$6,030
Snohomish1232$950,573
Thurston4570 

 

Last Updated: 
May 14, 2013 - 10:37
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