January 19, 1994
4:31 a.m. Monday morning. A subterranean wave rolls across the Los Angeles Basin and millions of people are simultaneously jolted from sleep. The intensely communal experience of shared disaster begins, a ritual that has become all too common for Southlanders. For most, the day starts with calming the children's jitters and checking for broken plates and glasses. The less fortunate begin to sift through the rubble of their homes, to search for lost pets.
January 15, 1995 |
Nearly $11 billion in federal assistance has been allocated, including $5 billion in FEMA and SBA aid to individuals and business. * Total FEMA loan applications: 667,801 Funded: 72.5% Pending/denied: 27.5% * Disaster housing: 396,632 households, for $1.13 billion * Individual and Family Grants: 196,399 households, for $188 million * FEMA mortgage and rental assistance program: 1,000 applicants, for $3.