GULF COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - As of April 15, unless otherwise noted
Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more than $134.2 million in total federal funds:
-- 2,859 individuals and households have been approved for nearly $10.2 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)
-- Nearly $49.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 743 homeowners and renters and 83 businesses. (As of April 12)
-- More than $6.6 million has been approved for basic housing repairs for 955 homeowners.
-- 4,356 home inspections have been issued with 99.9 percent completed.
-- 787 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.
-- 46 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.