As of Jan. 21, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have received more than $12.8 million in total federal funds:
- More than $3.6 million in federal grants have gone to 1,912 homeowners and renters.
- One flood insurance claim has been filed and an estimated $71,568 has been paid. (As of Dec. 14)
- More than $9 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 315 homeowners and renters and 22 businesses.
- Nearly $1.7 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 686 homeowners.
- 4,098 home inspections were issued with 99.8 percent completed.
- Approximately 1,102 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 provide.
- 609 homeowners and renters have been 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.
- Seven households have been licensed-in in Gadsden County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gadsden County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.
• More than 1.65 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 3,000 visitors.