January 23, 2019
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 023
As of Jan. 21, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $114.4 million in total federal funds:
- 2,779 individuals and households have been approved for more than $11.1 million in federal grants.
- 955 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $55.3 million in claims have been paid. (As of Dec. 14)
- Nearly $48 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 723 homeowners and renters and 74 businesses.
- More than $6.2 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 905 homeowners.
- 3,604 home inspections have been issued with 99.7 percent completed.
- Approximately 805 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 5,400 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
- 1,165 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
- 18 survivor households are checked into hotels through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 704 blue roofs in Gulf County, representing 704 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
- 27 households are licensed-in in Gulf County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gulf County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.
- More than 1.4 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Gulf County.
Outreach to Survivors:
- The disaster recovery center in Port St. Joe opened Oct. 26 and has assisted 3,379 visitors. The Wewahitchka DRC opened Oct. 30 and has assisted 2,150 visitors.
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