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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance – Jackson County

Release date: 
October 16, 2019
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As of Sept. 30, unless otherwise noted

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Jackson County residents, local governments and private non-profits have received approximately $94.9 million in total federal funds:

  • 3,928 homeowners and renters have been approved for nearly $14.7 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • As of Sept. 17, 14 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $148,000 has been paid in claims.
  • Nearly $50.7 million has been approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for 1,151 homeowners and renters and 74 businesses.
  • Overall to date, FEMA has provided nearly $29.4 million to the state to help local governments and private non-profits in Jackson County with Hurricane Michael-related expenses.

Housing Assistance:

  • 2,042 homeowners have been approved for basic housing repairs.
  • 2,430 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.
  • 2,328 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • Jackson County was approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. 39 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and 40 households have successfully moved on to a permanent housing solution.
  • From October 2018 to April 2019, 70 displaced households received hotel stays through the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
  • From October to November 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 839 blue roofs in Jackson County for families to live in their homes while making permanent repairs.

Public Assistance:

  • Nearly 7.5 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Jackson County.
  • As part of the overall $29.4 million total provided to help local governments and private non-profits:
    • Nearly $142,000 has been provided to four houses of worship and $25.3 million to other nonprofit organizations for their recovery projects.



Last Updated: 
October 16, 2019 - 12:30