"More money will likely come out," said
To break it down, in
A total of 4,849 people applied for aid in
Tracey emphasized that money for home repairs or rebuilding are for necessities.
"It's to bring it up to a standard that is livable," she said. "We're not talking about upgrading homes."
Repair funds include repair of roofs, walls, floors and heating and plumbing systems.
Registration is ongoing, however, so more money will likely be spent. Originally the registration deadline was
"We feel like there's people out there who haven't registered," Tracey said, "so we've extended the deadline to
She said more people need to register for help. "We're encouraging anyone who has not registered to do so whether they feel they need to or not," she said.
A lot of people believe their insurance will cover all their losses only to learn, too late, that their coverage was not adequate to do so. "They may not know until the insurance makes its payout," she said.
She added that those who register can also sign up for low-interest
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