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Fact Sheet: Recovery at a Glance - Gadsden County

Release date: 
December 11, 2018
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 018 – GADSDEN COUNTY

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have received

nearly $8.5 million in total federal funds:*

 Nearly $3 million in state and federal grants have gone to almost 1,138 homeowners and renters.

One flood insurance claims has been filed and $71,000 has been paid.

 Nearly $5.5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 224 homeowners and renters and 10 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

 Nearly $1.4 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 592 homeowners.

 More than 41,000 home inspections have been issued and more than 99 percent completed.

 Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have conducted outreach with 3,362 home visits helping with

registration, answering questions, providing case updates and making referrals to other recovery

partners for needs beyond what FEMA can assist with.

 Gadsden County is approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. Working with

Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gadsden County and Volunteer Florida, debris is

being cleared from private and commercial sites and travel trailers and manufactured housing

units are being provided for eligible households.

528 homeowners and renters are approved for rental assistance.

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 253 blue roofs in Gadsden County representing

253 families who are able to live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.

 Gadsden County is approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. Working with

Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gadsden County and Volunteer Florida, debris is

being cleared from private and commercial sites and travel trailers and manufactured housing

units are being provided for eligible households.

Outreach to Survivors:

 The disaster recovery center at Old Gretna Elementary School opened Oct. 24 and has assisted

more than 1,718 visitors.

* The numbers in this report are as of close of business Nov. 30, 2018 unless otherwise noted.

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Last Updated: 
December 11, 2018 - 11:34