FEMA awards $18.5 million to date

FEMA continues to scale down their operations in the territory.

So far the federal agency has registered 7,800 people seeking assistance and has awarded $18.5 million.

Infomation Officer Billy Penn with the latest:

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Penn told KHJ News that people can still get assistance by dialing 699-2018 after Saturday.

When asked about issues with check cashing, Penn urged residents to go to the Disaster Recovery Center.

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Meanwhile the US Small Business Administration has approved 441 disaster loan applications to businesses and residents that were impacted by Tropical Storm Gita.

The approved loan amount has reached $6.4 million and SBA continues  to process disaster loan applications as they are received.