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Escambia County Recovery at a Glance

Release Date:
November 19, 2020

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sally, Escambia County residents have received approximately $108.2 million in total federal funds.

Individual Assistance (as of Nov. 16):

  • 4,876 homeowners and renters have been approved for more than $19.7 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. This includes:
  • More than $15.1 million in Housing Assistance grants for housing repair costs, home replacement and rental payments.
  • More than $4.6 million in Other Needs Assistance grants to replace essential household items and for other critical disaster-related costs.
  • 3,274 homeowners and renters were approved for rental assistance.
  • 4,271 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance application.

National Flood Insurance Program (as of Nov. 16):

  • 2,398 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $53.9 million has been paid in claims.

U.S. Small Business Administration (as of Nov. 15):

Public Assistance (as of Nov. 17):

  • Escambia County was approved for assistance to local governments and private nonprofits for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged public facilities on Sept. 23.
  • 26 requests for Public Assistance have been received and 19 have been approved.