January 23, 2019
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 023
As of Jan. 21, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents have received for nearly $31.5 million in total federal funds:
- More than $8.4 million in federal grants have gone to 2,806 homeowners and renters.
- Two flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $33,852 in claims have been paid. (As of Dec. 14)
- More than $23 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 516 homeowners and renters and 26 businesses.
- More than $4.7 million in grants have been approved for basic housing repairs for 1,043 homeowners.
- 3,028 home inspections were issued with 99.9 percent completed.
- Approximately 738 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.
- Through Disaster Survivor Assistance outreach nearly 6,200 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can assist provide.
- 991 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 481 blue roofs in Calhoun County, representing 481 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
- 18 households have been licensed-in in Calhoun County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Calhoun County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.
- Nearly 1.5 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Calhoun County.
Outreach to Survivors:
- The disaster recovery center at Blountstown Public Library opened Oct. 26 and has assisted more than 3,484 visitors.
January 23, 2019 - 15:13