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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Leon County

Release date: 
February 6, 2019
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 028

As of Feb. 4, unless otherwise noted


Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Leon County residents have received more than $5.7 million in federal funds:

  • 576 individuals and households have been approved for more than $812,000 in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program
  • 9 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $69,000 in claims have been paid. (As of Dec. 14)
  • Nearly $4.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 191 homeowners and renters and 9 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $247,000 has been approved for basic housing repairs for 165 homeowners.
  • 2,473 home inspections have been issued with 98.4 percent completed.
  • Approximately 965 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 3,800 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
  • 163 homeowners and renters are approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 30 blue roofs in Leon County representing 30 families who are able to live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.

Debris removal:

  • More than 1.7 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Leon County.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center at LeRoy Collins Main Library in Tallahassee opened Oct. 23 and closed Dec. 8 after assisting 1,093 visitors.



Last Updated: 
February 6, 2019 - 13:57