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2019-03-13 18:57 - News Release

Survivors whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Michael and are uninsured or underinsured, may beeligible for federal assistance. Whether the applicant is a homeowner or renter, FEMA will assessthe habitability of a home and verify loss.FEMA primarily uses an on-site inspection to gauge whether the condition of the home is safe, sanitary and functional.An on-site inspection also may be used to verify loss and calculate damage.On-Site Inspections

2019-03-13 18:14 - News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FEMA has approved $1,862,911 to the state of Florida to assist Panama City with reimbursement for the costs of emergency protective measures following Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for actions to remove the immediate threat to public health and safety, such as road blockades, sheltering and evacuations within Panama City following the October 2018 storm.

2019-03-13 13:16 - News Release

As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Liberty County residents havereceivedmore than $6.1 million in total federal funds:586 individuals and households have been approved for more than $1 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.More than $5.1 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 157 homeowners and renters and 7 businesses. (As of March 12)Housing Assistance:

2019-03-13 13:01 - News Release

As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, residents of Jackson County havereceived nearly $62 million in total federal funds:

2019-03-13 12:48 - News Release

As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents havereceived nearly $13 million in total federal funds:1,950 individuals and households have been approved for more than $3.4 million in federalgrants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.More than $9.5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 329 homeowners and renters and 23 businesses. (As of March 12)Housing Assistance:

2019-03-13 12:34 - News Release

As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have receivedmore than $130.2 million in total federal funds:

2019-03-13 12:09 - News Release

As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents havereceived more than $31.5 million in total federal funds:2,820 individuals and households have been approved for nearly $7.5 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.More than $24 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 530 homeowners and renters and 29 businesses. (As of March 12)Housing Assistance:

2019-03-13 11:59 - News Release

As of March 11, unless otherwise notedSince the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have receivednearly $640.2 million in federal funds:

2019-03-12 19:03 - News Release

Flooding from Hurricane Michael resulted in more than 4,000 flood insurance claims being filed byFlorida homeowners, business owners and renters who have flood insurance. Some Floridians whoexperienced losses did not have flood insurance.Why do I need flood insurance?Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover floods. So, it’s wise to consider floodinsurance even if you are not required to purchase it.

2019-03-12 18:46 - News Release

TALLAHASEE, Fla. — Five months after the disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Floridians have received more than $957 million in federal disaster assistance in the form of grants, loans and insurance payments.As of Mar. 10, federal disaster assistance includes: