CALHOUN COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents and local governments have received approximately $36.7 million in total federal funds:
• 1,731 homeowner and renters have been approved for more than $9.2 million in federal grants through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
• As of Sept. 17, an estimated $34,000 has been paid in flood insurance claims.
• Nearly $24.6 million has been approved in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for 538 homeowners and renters and 33 businesses.
• Overall to date, FEMA has provided nearly $2.9 million to the state to help local governments in Calhoun County with Hurricane Michael-related expenses.
• 1,068 homeowners have been approved for basic housing repairs.
• 782 survivors have not provided FEMA with the necessary information from their insurance settlements to complete their disaster assistance registration.
• 1,006 homeowners and renters have been approved for rental assistance.
• Calhoun County was approved for FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Assistance. 37 households are licensed in to temporary housing units, and 10 households have successfully moved on to a permanent housing solution.
• From October to November 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed 481 blue roofs in Calhoun County for families to live in their homes while making permanent repairs.
• More than 1.9 million cubic yards of debris has been removed in Calhoun County.