Earthquake Recovery News Summary -- Assistance Exceeds $125 Million Following Registration Deadline

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Release date: 
July 20, 2001
Release Number: 
1361-88

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies report disaster recovery aid is more than $125 million for Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake, February 28. Assistance totals increase daily as assistance applications continue to be processed after the June 30 registration deadline. The 40,920 registrations from this disaster is greater than all other Washington disasters combined, recovery officials said.

The following information shows current total assistance numbers for the 22 declared counties and 24 Tribal Nations within the declared areas.

  • Since the March 1 Presidential declaration, nearly $49.4 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 36,639 damage verifications in the declared counties.
     
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved almost $73 million in low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes.
     
  • The Individual and Family Grant program has approved more than $2.7 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.
For the designated counties the total number of applicants and assistance approved to date for temporary disaster rental assistance, minimal repair grants and low-interest disaster loans are:
CountyRegistrationsApproved Temporary Housing AssistanceSBA Approved Disaster Loans
Benton46$62,466$40,500
Chelan115$136,875$47,200
Clallam130$121,760$64,200
Clark195$209,794$160,500
Cowlitz149$264,256$292,900
Grays Harbor2066$3,518,642$1,889,600
Island116$131,752$163,400
Jefferson96$116,379$112,300
King1611$18,541,827$36,202,200
Kitsap2638$3,086,612$4,430,100
Kittitas109$119,038$65,900
Lewis1212$1,776,118$2,008,900
Mason794$1,064,269$1,077,700
Pacific232$446,025$148,600

 

Last Updated: 
May 14, 2013 - 11:04
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