Longmont, Lyons and Jamestown have received more than $52 million in federal disaster aid since September's flood, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today.

That six-month total includes money to residents, businesses and the local governments. Longmont's aid to date comes to about $27.5 million while Lyons has gotten more than $20 million. Jamestown has received more than $5 million.

In all cases, the largest chunk has been in low-interest loans from the Small Business Association.

Longmont has seen $13.2 million in home loans and $3.3 million in business loans from the SBA, while Lyons has gotten $8.1 million in home loans and $2.6 million in business loans. Jamestown has seen $2.5 million in SBA loans.

Direct aid from FEMA went to 1,531 people in Lyons, where the entire town was evacuated during the flood. That aid totaled close to $6 million, including $5.6 million for housing assistance.

A February report estimated that 310 Lyons residents have not yet been able to return home, about one-seventh of the town.

In Longmont, 1,134 residents got aid through FEMA. More than $7.5 million has been dispersed, including $6.9 million in housing assistance.

Public assistance remains the smallest piece to date. The City of Longmont and the Town of Lyons each have gotten about $3.4 million so far to help pay for emergency measures and repairs.

In Jamestown, nearly $1.1 million has been provided to 211 residents through FEMA's Individuals and Households Program. FEMA also is providing $1.4 million for five projects in Jametown, including repair of the public water system, emergency measures to protect life and property, and bridge and road work.

FEMA aids local governments on a reimbursement basis, repaying 75 percent of eligible expenses. The rest is split between the state and the community.