Weekly Summary Of Disaster Assistance

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Release date: 
March 22, 2002
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Kansas City, MO -- The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the week of March 17 to March 22

  • Monday, April 8, 2002 is the last day to apply for disaster assistance resulting from the January ice storm.

  • To date, 17,505 Missourians affected by the ice storm have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Recovery specialists take calls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until further notice. Anyone who suffered damages from the winter ice storm is encouraged to register.

  • 43 Missouri counties are included in the Presidential disaster declaration.

  • To date, $2,430,371 from FEMA's Disaster Housing program has been approved for Missourians to pay for temporary housing needs, including reimbursement for uninsured or underinsured hotel/motel expenses incurred by residents displaced by their homes due to power outages or home damage from the ice storms.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $685,800 in disaster loan assistance.

  • Inspectors are examining damaged properties of those who have registered for disaster assistance through the toll-free registration number. More than 4,333 housing inspections have already been completed.

  • To date, more than 1.6 million cubic yards of debris have been picked up in the Kansas City metro area.
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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