$260 million approved for Hurricane Sally victims in 3 SWAL counties

Hurricane Sally

This satellite photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Sally, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at 2050 GMT. Sally churned northward on Sunday, poised to turn into a hurricane and send a life-threatening storm surge along the northern Gulf of Mexico. (NOAA via AP)

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following press release on disaster relief from Hurricane Sally:

Montgomery, Ala. – More than $260 million in federal grants, loans and flood insurance
program claims has been approved for residents and businesses since Hurricane Sally made
landfall in Alabama two months ago.
Nearly $77 million of that amount has come in the form of grants to hurricane-impacted
homeowners and renters to help pay for rent, temporary housing and repairs to a primary
residence, as well as other disaster-related needs.
Three Alabama counties—Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile—were designated eligible for
FEMA’s Individual Assistance (IA) program in a declaration signed by President Trump on Sept.
20, 2020.
As of Nov. 23, IA grants for temporary housing and rental and home repair or replacement total
$55.3 million. Grants for other needs assistance (ONA) exceed $21.5 million.
ONA is provided to individuals and households to help address necessary expenses that cannot
be met through other forms of disaster assistance or insurance, such as replacement of personal
property and medical, dental, funeral, childcare, transportation, and moving and storage expense
reimbursements.
“We are grateful for our local, state, and federal partnership that has helped deliver assistance to
families that were devastated by Hurricane Sally,” said Alabama Emergency Management
Agency Director, Brian Hastings. “As the recovery process continues, we encourage everyone to
build forward better and start preparing for the next disaster.”
Federal Aid Tops $260 Million for Alabama Recovery from Hurricane Sally – Page 2
Small Business Administration (SBA)
More than $109.8 million in SBA disaster loans have been approved to help homeowners,
renters and businesses recover from Hurricane Sally. As of Nov. 23, SBA has approved nearly
$103.3 million in long-term, low interest disaster loans for homeowners and renters, as well as
more than $6.5 million disaster loans to businesses.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
To date, NFIP has approved 3,247 flood insurance claims, and has paid more than $74.2 million
to policy holders. The program allows property owners in communities that participate in NFIP
to purchase flood insurance administered by the federal government.

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