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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Jackson County

Release date: 
December 11, 2018
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Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Jackson County residents have received

more than $41.6 million in total federal funds:*

 Nearly $11.7 million in federal grants have gone to almost 3,433 homeowners and renters.

 Fourteen flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $106,090 in claims have been


 More than $29.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have

been approved for 741 homeowners and renters and 21 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

 More than $5.8 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 1,720 homeowners.

 More than 8,100 home inspections have been issued and more than 99 percent completed.

 Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have conducted outreach with 5,055 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.

2,097 homeowners and renters are approved for rental assistance.

26 survivor households are checked into hotels through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance


 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 839 blue roofs in Jackson County representing

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

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

Florida Division of Emergency Management, Jackson 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 for Jackson County at the University Extension Office in Marianna

opened Oct. 23 and has assisted more than 4,214 visitors as of Nov. 27.

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


Last Updated: 
December 11, 2018 - 16:25