May 10, 2019
R4 DR-4399-FL FS 052 – GULF COUNTY
As of May 6, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $134.7 million in total federal funds:
- 2,866 individuals and households have been approved for more than $10.4 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
- 958 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $74.2 million in claims have been paid. (As of April 2)
- More than $50.1 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 746 homeowners and renters and 83 businesses.
- More than $6.7 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 959 homeowners.
- 4,377 home inspections have been issued with 100 percent completed.
- 789 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 5,400 survivors were connected with disaster resources and recovery partners for needs beyond what FEMA can provide.
- 1,188 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has installed 704 blue roofs in Gulf County, representing 704 families who can live in their homes while they make permanent repairs.
- 68 households have been licensed-in in Gulf County under FEMA’s Direct Temporary Housing Assistance program. Working with Florida Division of Emergency Management, Gulf County and Volunteer Florida, debris is being cleared from private and commercial sites.
- More than 1.7 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Gulf County.
Outreach to Survivors:
- Disaster recovery centers in Port St. Joe opened Oct. 26 and closed March 29 after assisting 3,884 visitors.
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