CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Families, individuals and businesses in Lyon County suffering damage from the Jan. 5-10 severe winter storms and flooding have been approved to receive more than $3.79 million in disaster assistance, officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today. As of the close of business, Feb. 13:?
FEMA has approved more than $1,885,333 in disaster housing assistance and Other Needs Assistance (ONA). Disaster housing assistance includes temporary rental assistance and funds to make essential home repairs. ONA may pay for items and services such as medical and dental care, transportation expenses and household items and clothing.
Some 327 individuals and families affected by recent flooding have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 1-800-462-7585 or by going online to www.fema.gov. Recovery specialists can assist with the registration process, explain assistance programs and check status of an application. Deadline for registration is March 10, 2008.
There were 639 visits to the Fernley Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).? The DRC was open from Jan. 10 to Feb. 5.?
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $1,910,000 in disaster loan assistance.? Homeowners, renters and business owners with questions about SBA loans are encouraged to visit the Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) located at Fernley City Hall, 595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley.? The DLOC is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.? The DLOC will be closed for Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. ?SBA representatives at the DLOC are able to issue loan applications, answer questions, explain the application process and help individuals complete their disaster loan application.
FEMA Community Relations (CR) teams met with 350 residents in Fernley and 12 faith based organizations (2 Hispanic).? CR teams met daily and/or weekly with 22 local government, elected officials and emergency mangers and planners.? CR teams also distributed disaster assistance information to 129 businesses (3 Hispanic), 12 community based organizations and 4 schools.???
CR teams distributed more than 5,660 copies of 6 flyers about federal disaster assistance and more than 1,000 flyers were distributed about the National Flood Insurance Program.?
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.