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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Calhoun County

Release date: 
February 13, 2019
Release Number: 
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.

Housing Assistance:

  • 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.

Debris removal:

  • 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.



Last Updated: 
February 14, 2019 - 14:25