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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Wakulla 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, Wakulla County residents have received more than $11.7 million in federal funds:

  • 481 individuals and households have been approved for more than $1.3 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program
  • More than 231 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $6.3 million in claims have been paid. (As of Dec. 14)
  • More than $4.1 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 85 homeowners and renters and 6 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $844,000 has been approved for basic housing repairs for 179 homeowners.
  • 737 home inspections have been issued with 100 percent completed.
  • Approximately 116 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration
  • Through Disaster Survivor Assistance teams 4,551 survivors were connected with other disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
  • 172 homeowners and renters are approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 6 blue roofs in Wakulla County representing 6 families who are able to live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.

Debris Removal:

  • Approximately 38,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed in Wakulla County.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center at the Community One Stop in Crawfordville opened Oct. 20 and closed on Dec. 5 after assisting 964 visitors.



Last Updated: 
February 6, 2019 - 14:05