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FEMA Still Working To Help Isabel Victims

Posted October 3, 2003 5:34 a.m. EDT

— Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in eastern North Carolina trying to add up how much it will take to help thousands of families hit by Isabel.

More than 130 inspectors are each trying to check off about 10 homes a day. They are looking first for damage that could cause any health hazards.

Officials said it takes about a week for homeowners to get an estimate back.

FEMA can help with repairs, medical costs and even help small-business owners apply for recovery loans. FEMA also estimates the storm cost $11 million worth of damage to North Carolina's electric co-ops.