Disaster Recovery News Summary -- Aid Tops $108.68 Million as Deadline Nears

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Release date: 
June 22, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-83

Olympia, WA -- As aid approved to help Washington residents and businesses recover from the Nisqually earthquake tops $108.68 million, state and federal officials continue to urge disaster victims to call the FEMA registration number at 1--800--462--9029 (TTY 1--800--462--7585). The deadline to register is June 30, 2001.

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 June 22.

  • Since the disaster declaration, $44.8 million in aid has been approved for temporary disaster housing assistance and minimal repair grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Inspectors have completed 32,448 damage verifications in the declared counties.
  • The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $61.4 million in low--interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved $2.48 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 36,592 at the close of business, June 22.
For the designated counties the total number of applicants and assistance approved to date for temporary disaster rental assistance and minimal repair grants are:
CountyRegistrationsApproved Temporary Housing AssistanceSBA Approved Disaster Loans
Benton46$62,466$35,200
Chelan77$46,116$30,200
Clallam107$108,735$59,900
Clark170$197,657$97,700
Cowlitz126$243,676$234,400
Grays Harbor1626$2,922,262$1,234,400
Island95$121,962$162,000
Jefferson85$111,918$106,600
King14601$17,201,562$31,052,200
Kitsap2463$2,968,329$3,642,900
Kittitas90$79,951$24,900
Lewis1086$1,637,284$1,714,200
Mason731$1,004,251$941,100
Pacific185$395,177$46,300
Pierce7348

 

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May 14, 2013 - 10:08
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