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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gulf 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, 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.

Housing Assistance:

  • 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.

Debris Removal:

  • 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.





Last Updated: 
January 23, 2019 - 15:20