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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - BAY COUNTY

Release date: 
March 13, 2019
Release Number: 
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 041 – BAY COUNTY

As of March 11, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received
nearly $640.2 million in federal funds:

  • 30,564 individuals and households have been approved for nearly $81.8 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • 2,068 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $99.9 million in claims have been paid. (As of Feb. 25)
  • More than $458.5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 7,604 homeowners and renters and 763 businesses. (As of March 12)

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $31.8 million in grants have been approved for basic housing repairs for 5,894 homeowners.
  • 39,630 home inspections have been issued with 99.7 percent completed.
  • 13,648 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 53,000 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
  • 380 survivor households are checked into hotels through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
  • 14,695 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 5,269 blue roofs in Bay County, representing 5,269 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
  • 550 households are licensed-in in Bay County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistanceprogram. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bay County and Volunteer Florida,debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.

Debris Removal:

  • More than 14.1 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Bay County.

Outreach to Survivors:

  • The disaster recovery center at the Bay County Public Library opened Oct. 27 and has assisted 17,142 visitors. The Callaway Community Center DRC opened Oct. 31 and closed Feb. 20 after assisting 5,801 visitors.

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Last Updated: 
March 13, 2019 - 08:02