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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - GADSDEN COUNTY

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

As of March 11, unless otherwise noted


Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have
received nearly $13 million in total federal funds:

  • 1,950 individuals and households have been approved for more than $3.4 million in federalgrants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • More than $9.5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 329 homeowners and renters and 23 businesses. (As of March 12)

Housing Assistance:

  • More than $1.7 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 703 homeowners.
  • 4,117 home inspections have been issued and more than 99.8 percent completed.
  • 1,086 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.
  • 622 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.
  • 14 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 1.5 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 closed Feb. 15 after assisting 3,614 visitors.

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Last Updated: 
March 13, 2019 - 08:48