Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents have received
more than $24.4 million in total federal funds:*
- More than $7.8 million in federal grants have gone to almost 1,572 homeowners and renters.
- Two flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $33,800 in claims have been paid.
- Nearly $16.6 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 363 homeowners and renters and 11 businesses.
- Nearly $4.2 million in grants have been approved for basic housing repairs for 957 homeowners.
- More than 3,300 home inspections have been issued with more than 98 percent completed.
- Disaster Survivor Assistance teams have conducted outreach with 2,020 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.
- 920 homeowners and renters approved for rental assistance.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 481 blue roofs in Calhoun representing 481 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
- Calhoun County is approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Calhoun 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 Blountstown Public Library opened Oct. 26 and has assisted nearly 2,155 visitors.
* The numbers in this report are as of close of business Nov. 30, 2018 unless otherwise noted.