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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Liberty 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, Liberty County residents have received more than $6.1 million in total federal funds:

  • 581 individuals and households have been approved for more than $1 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • More than $5.1 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 157 homeowners and renters and 6 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $593,000 has been approved for basic housing repairs for 228 homeowners.
  • 946 home inspections have been issued with 99.9 percent completed.
  • Approximately 214 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 4,400 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
  • 165 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 56 blue roofs in Liberty County representing 56 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.

Debris Removal:

  • More than 440,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed in Liberty County.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol opened Oct. 24 and closed on Dec. 8 after assisting 1,006 visitors.

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Last Updated: 
February 14, 2019 - 14:50