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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Calhoun County

Release date: 
January 23, 2019
Release Number: 
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.

Housing Assistance:

  • 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.

Debris Removal:

  • 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.


Last Updated: 
January 23, 2019 - 15:13