FEMA's Hurricane Michael Snapshot for Florida

Published: May. 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM CDT
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Thursday morning FEMA released the latest "Recovery by the Numbers" report for Florida.

As of May 7th:

Individual Assistance:

-31,318 households approved for nearly $142.5 million

-Housing Assistance: 26,799 applications approved for nearly $116.3 million

-Other Needs Assistance: 15,268 applications approved for $26.2 million

-21,038 homeowners and renters approved for rental assistance

-Transitional Sheltering Assistance: 23 survivor households currently checked into hotels

-Housing inspections are 99.99 percent complete

Community Recovery Center:

-2,279 people have visited the Bay county Community Recovery Center


-A total of 12,582 loans, nearly $634.5 million approved, including nearly $516 million to homeowners/renters and $118.5 million to businesses


-Paid $209.5 million for 4,229 claims (as of April 30th)

Direct Temporary Housing Assistance:

-To date, 936 households have been placed in travel trailers, mobile homes, and direct lease properties across Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf, and Jackson Counties authorized for direct housing assistance


-FEMA is working to build community resiliency for the next disaster by providing risk reduction, mitigation, and resiliency information

Public Assistance:

-Total grants to the State of Florida obligated to reimburse eligible applicants for the cost of debris removal and life-saving emergency protective measures amounts to $150 million

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