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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Jackson 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, residents of Jackson County have received more than $59.7 million in total federal funds:

  • 5,887 individuals and households have been approved for nearly $13.3 million in federal grants.
  • 14 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $143,084 in claims have been paid. (As of Dec. 14)
  • Nearly $46.4 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 1,088 homeowners and renters and 62 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $6.9 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for more than 1,960 homeowners.
  • 7,869 home inspections have been issued with 99.8 percent completed.
  • Approximately 2,265 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 13,000 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
  • 2,268 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • 29 survivor households are checked into hotels through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 839 blue roofs in Jackson County, representing 839 families who are able to live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
  • 65 households have been licensed-in in Jackson County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Jackson County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.

Debris Removal:

  • Nearly 4.3 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Jackson County.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center for Jackson County at the University Extension Office in Marianna opened Oct. 23 and has assisted more than 6,989 visitors.

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Last Updated: 
January 23, 2019 - 15:05