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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance – Liberty 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, Liberty County residents, local governments and private non-profits have received approximately $6.7 million in total federal funds:

  • 397 homeowners and renters have been approved for more than $1.2 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
  • Nearly $5.2 million has been approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for 157 homeowners and renters and nine businesses.
  • Overall to date, FEMA has provided more than $334,000 to the state to help local governments and private non-profits in Bay County with Hurricane Michael-related expenses.

Housing Assistance:

  • 230 homeowners have been approved for basic housing repairs.
  • 248 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.
  • 169 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
  • From October to November 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 56 blue roofs in Liberty County for families to live in their homes while making permanent repairs.

Public Assistance:

  • Nearly 456,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed in Liberty County.
  • As part of the overall $334,000 total provided to help local governments and private non-profits:
    • Nearly $33,000 has been provided to houses of worship and nearly $15,000 to other nonprofit organizations for their recovery projects.



Last Updated: 
October 16, 2019 - 12:32