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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gadsden County

Release date: 
January 9, 2019
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 021 – GADSDEN COUNTY

As of Jan. 4, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have received more than $11.4 million in total federal funds:

 More than $3.4 million in federal grants have gone to 1,299 homeowners and renters.

One flood insurance claim has been filed and an estimated $71,568 has been paid. (As of Dec. 14)

 Nearly $8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 296 homeowners and renters and 17 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

 More than $1.6 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 666 homeowners.

4,383 home inspections have been issued and more than 99.7 percent completed.

Approximately 1,120 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.

 Through Disaster Survivor Assistance outreach more than 10,500 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can assist with.

595 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.

5 (As of Jan. 7) households have been licensed-in in Gadsden County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. These households have keys to temporary housing units and the units are ready for occupancy. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gadsden County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.

Debris removal:

 More than 1.4 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Gadsden County.

Outreach to Survivors:

 The disaster recovery center at Old Gretna Elementary School opened Oct. 24 and has assisted more than 2,600 visitors.

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Last Updated: 
January 9, 2019 - 13:14