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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gadsden 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, Gadsden County residents have received more than $12.8 million in total federal funds:

  • 1,936 individuals and households have been approved for nearly $3.4 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • One flood insurance claim has been filed and an estimated $71,568 has been paid. (As of Feb. 5)
  • More than $9.4 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 326 homeowners and renters and 23 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $1.7 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 700 homeowners.
  • 4,111 home inspections have been issued and more than 99.8 percent completed.
  • Approximately 1,092 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 10,500 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
  • 619 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 253 blue roofs in Gadsden County representing 253 families who are able to live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
  • 13 households have been licensed-in in Gadsden County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gadsden County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.

Debris removal:

  • More than 1.8 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Gadsden County.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center at Old Gretna Elementary School opened Oct. 24 and has assisted 3,452 visitors. The center will close at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.



Last Updated: 
February 14, 2019 - 14:29