February 13, 2019
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 030
As of Feb. 11, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents have received more than $31.4 million in total federal funds:
- 2,804 individuals and households have been approved for more than $7.4 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
- Two flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $33,852 in claims have been paid. (As of Feb. 5)
- More than $24 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 528 homeowners and renters and 28 businesses.
- More than $4.8 million in grants have been approved for basic housing repairs for 1,054 homeowners.
- 3,031 home inspections have been issued with more than 99.9 percent completed.
- Approximately 735 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 6,100 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
- 998 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 481 blue roofs in Calhoun County, representing 481 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
- 37 households are licensed-in in Calhoun County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Calhoun County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.
- More than 1.7 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Calhoun County.
Outreach to Survivors:
- The disaster recovery center at Blountstown Public Library opened Oct. 26 and has assisted 3,875 visitors.
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