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2019-04-17 17:27 - News Release

As of April 15, unless otherwise noted Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received nearly $652.8 million in federal funds:

2019-04-17 16:10 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,732,106 to the state of Florida to assist Blountstown with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Blountstown following the October 2018 storm.

2019-04-12 20:15 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $535,950 to the state of Florida to assist 15 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of emergency response and protective measures, as well as temporary facilities, for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.

2019-04-12 12:04 - News Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA has approved $18,585,398 to the state of Florida to assist Bay County with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Bay County following the October 2018 storm.

2019-04-11 13:04 - News Release

As of April 8, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received nearly $652.5 million in federal funds:

2019-04-11 12:54 - News Release

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County have received more than $62.6 million in total federal funds: 6,041 individuals and households have been approved for more than $12.7 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. 14 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $147,681 in claims have been paid. (As of April 2)

2019-04-10 20:06 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle packing 155 mph winds, torrential rain and high tides. Six months later, more than $1.1 billion in federal funds have gone toward response and recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle with $976 million of that going directly to disaster survivors.  

2019-04-09 16:59 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FEMA has approved $7,571,892 to the state of Florida to assist Leon County with reimbursement for the costs of debris removal following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the county for the collection, reduction, disposal and site management of debris within Leon County following the October 2018 storm.

2019-04-09 15:25 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – When a major disaster strikes, the senior population is one of the most vulnerable, especially those that who may be residing alone. Working with the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association and Bay County Council on Aging, FEMA wants to ensure that senior citizens have correct information on how to prepare for disasters and smaller emergencies.

2019-04-05 14:31 - News Release

 Tallahassee, Fla. – FEMA recently approved $669,674 to the state of Florida to assist 16 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of emergency response and protective measures, as well as temporary facilities, for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.