Updated at 5:08 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2006
Earthquakes destroyed 10 Big Island homes
By Dan Nakaso
Advertiser Staff Writer
FEMA defines a destroyed home as one that is a total loss or isn't economically feasible to repair, according to state Civil Defense. A home with major damage is uninhabitable and requires extensive repairs. Minor damage means a home is uninhabitable but can be inhabited shortly with repairs.
Another 176 Big Island homes have been "affected," meaning they have minor damage and can be inhabited without repairs.
Big Island and state Civil Defense officials still have no cost estimates for the damages to the 1,537 homes.
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