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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - CALHOUN COUNTY

Release date: 
March 13, 2019
Release Number: 
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)

Housing Assistance:

  • 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.

Debris removal:

  • 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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Last Updated: 
March 13, 2019 - 08:09