FEMA OFFICIALS UPDATE DISASTER PAYOUT FROM IRENE

Federal disaster assistance has topped $230 million from Hurricane Irene. The follow details have been released from FEMA about the assistance:

– 46,387 registrations have been approved for assistance, averaging more than 680 households per day since the disaster declaration on Aug. 31.

– More than $141 million in Housing Assistance for housing-related needs and repairs.

– More than $74 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans to nearly 1,711 households and businesses, averaging more than $35,000 per household, and nearly $107,700 per business.

Six Disaster Recovery Centers remain open throughout New Jersey. To find the nearest location, visit: FEMA DRC Locator. The deadline to file is the end of Nov.

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