$3.8 Million in Disaster Aid Approved for Oregonians

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Release date: 
December 21, 2007
Release Number: 
1733-016

SALEM, Ore. -- Disaster assistance of $3.8 million has been approved for Oregon, according to officials with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Oregon businesses, families, and individuals who suffered damages from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides Dec. 1-17 in disaster-declared counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance funding and low interest SBA loans.

Recovery Summary as of close of business Dec. 20, 2007:

  • 1,804 individuals have registered for Individual Assistance.
  • More than $ 3.8 million in Individual Assistance has been approved.?
  • 879 home inspections have been completed.
  • 928 individuals have visited the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC).

Homeowners, renters and business owners, who sustained damage from the severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides, may register or update their information by calling the FEMA ?tele-registration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech-or hearing-impaired or by registering online at www.fema.gov. To speak to a person face-to-face, disaster affected individuals may visit any DRC, but it is recommended to register by telephone or on-line prior to visiting the DRC.

The following is a list of the four Oregon DRC locations:

Vernonia City Hall, ??
1001 Bridge Street,
Vernonia, OR 97064??????????????????????????????????

Community Corrections Office,
Columbia County Justice Facility????
901 Port Avenue, ?????????????????
St. Helens, OR 97051

Seaside Civic and Convention Center
415 1st Avenue,?????????????????????? ??????
Seaside, OR 97138

Tillamook County Sheriff's Office?????
ATV Building?????????????????????????????????????????????????
5995 Long Prairie Road,
Tillamook, OR 97138

Residents and business owners can receive information about SBA disaster loans and help with the application process by calling 1-800-659-2955 or visiting the SBA web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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