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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

Release date: 
December 12, 2018
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 018 – BAY COUNTY

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

than $366 million in federal funds:*

  • More than $76.7 million in federal grants have gone to 17,820 homeowners and renters.
  • 2,011 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $47.5 million in claims have been paid.
  • More than $241.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 4,266 homeowners and renters and 288 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $26.1 million in grants have been approved for basic housing repairs for 5,180 homeowners.
  • More than 42,400 home inspections have been issued with 99 percent completed.
  • Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have conducted outreach with 21,142 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.
  • 722 survivor households are checked into hotels through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
  • 13,332 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 5,269 blue roofs in Bay County, representing 5,269 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
  • Bay County has been approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bay 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 the Bay County Public Library opened Oct. 27 and has assisted 6,546 visitors. The Callaway Community Center DRC opened Oct. 31 and has assisted 2,295 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 12, 2018 - 08:27