January 23, 2019
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.
- 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.
- 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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