Hurricane Gustav Response Exceeds $9.5 Million

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Release date: 
October 24, 2008
Release Number: 
1794-030

LONG BEACH, Miss. -- A total of $9,599,636 in Hurricane Gustav disaster grants has been approved for residents, business owners, local governments and private nonprofit organizations located in Adams, Hancock, Harrison, Washington and Wilkinson counties, according to officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA and MEMA officials provided the following disaster assistance figures through Thursday, October 23, 2008:

  • Total Individual Assistance approved is $4,753,855.

    • $4,026,346 has been approved for housing assistance.

    • $727,509 has been approved for disaster related other needs assistance.

  • $4,845,781 in federal funds has been obligated for Public Assistance - assistance to help state and local governments recover from Gustav. This assistance can include costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, repair of public buildings, roads, bridges, parks and publicly owned utilities.

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued 3,302 disaster loan applications; 2,675 residential and 627 to businesses. A total of $433,300 in low-interest disaster loans has been approved thus far.

  • 6,900 individuals from the declared counties have registered for disaster assistance.

  • 4,935 property damage inspections have been completed.

  • 2,702 renters, homeowners, business owners, private nonprofit organizations and community leaders have been contacted by FEMA/MEMA Community Relations teams.

  • 2,535 residents and business owners have visited Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for face-to-face meetings with disaster recovery specialists.

The county-by-county breakdown of Individual Assistance follows:

Declared
County
Applications
for
Assistance
Housing
Assistance
$
Other Needs
Assistance
$
DRC
Visitors

 

Adams

 

2,260

 

$357,283

 

$84,408

 

747

 

Hancock

 

886

 

$601,150

 

$137,997

 

449

 

Harrison

 

961

 

$95,655

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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