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Washington Earthquake (DR-1361)

Incident period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 01, 2001


July 30, 2001 - News Release

Olympia, WA -- Washington residents and businesses have received $129.7 million in recovery aid for damages caused by the Feb. 28 Nisqually earthquake, state and federal officials said today.Processing continues on assistance applications that were filed in accordance with the June 30 registration deadline. The 41,032 registrations from this disaster exceeds the combined total of all other previous Washington disasters, recovery officials said.

July 20, 2001 - News Release

Olympia, WA -- Federal and state agencies report disaster recovery aid is more than $125 million for Washington residents and businesses following the Nisqually earthquake, February 28. Assistance totals increase daily as assistance applications continue to be processed after the June 30 registration deadline. The 40,920 registrations from this disaster is greater than all other Washington disasters combined, recovery officials said.The following information shows current total assistance numbers for the 22 declared counties and 24 Tribal Nations within the declared areas.

July 5, 2001 - News Release

Olympia, WA -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) registration numbers for the Nisqually Earthquake soared to more than 40,000 during the four-month registration period that ended June 30, said state and federal officials. Disaster assistance in grants and low-interest loans currently stands at more than $113 million.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $66,734,226.22 $7,138,998.70 $54,761,534.37
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:37 (Updated daily)

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