Release Number: 1747-004
Disaster recovery efforts through March 13th include:
A total of 547 individuals
already registered for disaster assistance. There were 352
registrations from Iroquois county and 185 registrations from
· More than $984,573 in Individual Assistance funds was approved for 265 households.
· More than $800,000 ($844,767) in Housing Assistance has been approved to cover rental assistance, temporary lodging, and housing repairs for 193 applicants.
· More than $139,000 ($139,806) in Other Needs Assistance (ONA) has been approved for 72 applicants to cover their personal property loss, medical costs and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance.
· The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued application packets for low-interest disaster loans to 324 homeowners and 84 businesses. The SBA provides low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, non-profit organizations and businesses of all sizes.
The DRC provides residents affected by the disaster with the opportunity to meet with representatives of state, federal, and voluntary agencies and ask questions about the recovery process. Residents affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on Jan. 7 who plan to stop by the DRC are urged to register for assistance before their visit.
200 Laird Lane.
Residents can register for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 or visiting www.fema.gov on line. The registration line is open daily from to (CST) until further notice.
SBA representatives are at all DRC locations to explain how SBA low-interest disaster loans can help homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private non-profit organizations pay for their disaster losses, according to SBA officials. They also will meet with applicants one-on-one and assist them in filling out their loan applications. Anyone not able to visit a center should call 1-800-659-2955 for SBA assistance or visit the website 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.
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