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Walton County Recovery at a Glance

Release Date:
November 12, 2020

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sally, Walton County residents have received approximately $2.5 million in total federal funds.

Individual Assistance (as of Nov. 9):

  • 65 homeowners and renters have been approved for more than $327,000 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
    • More than $298,000 Assistance grants for housing repair costs, home replacement and rental payments.
    • Nearly $29,000 in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 50 homeowners and renters were approved for rental assistance.
  • 34 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.

National Flood Insurance Program (as of Nov. 10):

  • 166 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $2 million has been paid in claims.

U.S. Small Business Administration (as of Nov. 8):

  • Nearly $184,000 has been approved in low-interest disaster loans.

Public Assistance (as of Nov. 10):

  • Walton County was approved for assistance to local governments and private nonprofits for emergency protective measures on Sept. 23, and for debris removal as well as the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged public facilities on Oct. 13.
  • Six requests for Public Assistance have been received and approved.
Last updated November 12, 2020