March 13, 2019
R4-DR-4399-FL FS 041 – CALHOUN COUNTY
As of March 11, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents have
received more than $31.5 million in total federal funds:
- 2,820 individuals and households have been approved for nearly $7.5 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
- More than $24 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 530 homeowners and renters and 29 businesses. (As of March 12)
- Nearly $4.9 million in grants have been approved for basic housing repairs for 1,056 homeowners.
- 3,034 home inspections have been issued with more than 99.9 percent completed.
- 733 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.
- 1,004 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.
- 51 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 1.9 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 closed Feb. 22 after assisting 4,148 visitors.
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