Hurricanes, Friday, October 6, 2017

CONGRESS

House and Senate appropriators are beginning to work on the next disaster spending bill, and additional CDBG-DR funding is in the mix. Today, the full Texas congressional delegation (including Senator Cornyn, majority whip) sent a letter to appropriators urging an additional $7 billion in CDBG-DR funding for Texas. They also requested an additional $11+ billion for: the Army Corps of Engineers ($10 billion), SBA disaster loans ($450 million), state educational agencies ($800 million), economic development administration ($300 million) and transportation infrastructure ($100 million). The House may move on a disaster spending bill next week, with the Senate likely to take it up by the end of October.


HURRICANE MARIA

FEMA

Puerto Rico

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/3, except Emergency Work)

  • 13,832 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $6,916,000 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $6,916,000 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*
  • $27,839,460 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) obligated✝

*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.

U.S. Virgin Islands

By the Numbers: (unchanged from 10/2)

  • $10,510,000 Emergency Work (Categories A-B) dollars obligated**

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

  • Amendment No. 3. The third amendment to the initial disaster declaration enables all islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands to apply for FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Categories C through G.  These categories are for permanent work related to roads and bridges (C), water control facilities (D), public buildings and contents (E), public utilities (F), and parks and recreational facilities (G).

HURRICANE IRMA

FEMA 

Florida

By the Numbers: (as of 10/6)

  • 675,257 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $700,888,153 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $461,735,676 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $239,152,477 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

  • Amendment No. 11. The eleventh amendment to the initial disaster declaration enables 25 counties to apply for FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Categories C through G. These categories are for permanent work related to roads and bridges (C), water control facilities (D), public buildings and contents (E), public utilities (F), and parks and recreational facilities (G).
  • Tropical Storm Nate. Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-262 declaring a state of emergency in 29 counties within the State of Florida in response to Tropical Storm Nate. The counties under the state of emergency are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Baker, Union, Bradford, and Alachua counties. Governor Scott is ensuring that local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for this storm and are not hindered, delayed or prevented from taking all necessary actions to keep communities safe.

Georgia

By the Numbers: (as of 10/6)

  • 7,787 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $8,810,169 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $6,069,834 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $2,740,336 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

Puerto Rico

By the Numbers: (as of 10/6)

  • 205 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $390,618 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $194,416 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $196,201 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.


HURRICANE HARVEY

FEMA

By the Numbers: (as of 10/6)

  • 311,127 Individual Assistance (IA) applications approved*
  • $934,841,263 Individual & Household Program (IHP) approved*
  • $703,031451 Housing Assistance (HA) approved*
  • $231,809,812 Other Needs Assistance (ONA) approved*
  • $327,886,760 Public Assistance Grants (PA) obligated** all of which are for Emergency Work (Categories A-B)

*Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

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

 

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