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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Holmes County

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

As of January 4

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Holmes County residents have received more than $1.79 million in total federal funds:

 More than $445,500 in federal grants have gone to almost 219 homeowners and renters.

 More than $1.34 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 52 homeowners and renters and three businesses.

Housing Assistance:

 More than $257,590 has been approved for basic housing repairs for 119 homeowners.

 More than 750 home inspections have been issued and more than 99.86 percent completed.

 Through Disaster Survivor Assistance outreach more than 1,650 survivors were connected with other recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can assist with.

74 homeowners and renters approved for rental assistance.

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 18 blue roofs in Holmes County representing 18 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.

Debris Removal:

 Approximately 45,502 cubic yards of debris has been removed in Holmes County.

Outreach to Survivors:

 The disaster recovery center at the Holmes County Agricultural Center opened on Oct. 23 and closed on Dec. 5 after assisting more than 722 visitors.

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Last Updated: 
January 9, 2019 - 13:19