Baton Rouge, LA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Louisiana residents and business owners recover from the effects of Tropical Storm Allison from June 5-22. The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts for the period ending August 31, 2001.
- 94,321 individuals who may have suffered damages from Tropical Storm Allison registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line.
- $36,037,908 has been approved in grants for temporary housing needs, including minor home repairs.
- $46,482,786 has been approved by the Individual and Family Grant program for serious needs and necessary expenses not covered by other programs.
- $23,568,800 has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster loans.
- 97.5 percent of inspections for the current registrations have been completed. There are 80 inspectors in the field. Inspection turnaround time is averaging 3.5 days.
- 139 communities and state agencies have applied for Public Assistance.
- $8,706,053 has been obligated under the Public Assistance Program.
Important Telephone Numbers:
TOLL-FREE REGISTRATION 1-800-462-9029
Phone lines are operational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday.
More information is available on FEMA's "For the Media" web site: www.fema.gov/about/media.shtm, and Fax-on-Demand at (202) 646-FEMA. Radio actualities are available from the FEMA Radio Network (1-800-323-5248).