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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Washington County

Release date: 
December 11, 2018
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Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Washington County residents have received more than $7.25 million in total federal funds:*

  • More than $1.8 million in federal grants have gone to 659 homeowners and renters.
  • Four flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $50,805 in claims have been paid.
  • Nearly $5.4 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 185 homeowners and renters and three businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $1 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 398 homeowners.
  • More than 2,000 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have conducted outreach with 950 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.
  • 242 homeowners and renters are approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 122 blue roofs in Washington representing 122 families who are able to live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley opened Oct. 24 and has assisted nearly 1,396 visitors.

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


Last Updated: 
December 11, 2018 - 17:00