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Federal Disaster Assistance Exceeds $656 Million Two Months after Hurricane Michael’s Landfall

11 hours 47 min ago

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Two months after Hurricane Michael raked Northwest Florida with 155 mph winds and devastating storm surge, federal disaster assistance awarded to survivors exceeds $656 million.

"The Florida State Emergency Response Team provided a historic response to the strongest hurricane to impact the Panhandle in living memory, completing thousands of missions in support of local response efforts," said Wes Maul, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Americus

13 hours 15 min ago

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available Mon. Dec. 17, through Sat. Dec. 22, in Americus, Sumter County, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at:

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FEMA Rebuilding Advice Available at Lowe’s in Thomasville

15 hours 11 min ago

ATLANTA – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters?

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuilding specialists are ready to provide tips and advice on making homes stronger and safer and answer questions about protecting homes from future damage.

Advisers will be available Mon. Dec. 17, through Sat. Dec. 22, in Americus, Sumter County, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at:

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Calhoun County

15 hours 24 min ago

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Calhoun County residents have received

more than $24.4 million in total federal funds:*

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Bay County

15 hours 32 min ago

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Bay County residents have received more

than $366 million in federal funds:*

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Washington County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:00

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Washington County residents have received more than $7.25 million in total federal funds:*

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Wakulla County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:55

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Wakulla County residents have received more than $9.55 million in total federal funds:*

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Taylor County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:50

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Taylor County residents have received more than $796,000 in total federal funds:*

  • More than $91,500 in federal grants have gone to almost 39 homeowners and.
  • 23 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $646,659 in claims have been paid.
  • $58,000 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approvedfor one homeowner.

Housing Assistance:

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Liberty County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:38

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Liberty County residents have received more than $4.6 million in total federal funds:*

  • More than $1 million in federal grants have gone to almost 349 homeowners and renters.
  • One flood insurance claim has been filed.
  • More than $3.6 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been approved for 121 homeowners and renters and three businesses.

Housing Assistance:

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Leon County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:32

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Leon County residents have received more

than $3.7 million in total federal funds:*

 More than $786,700 in federal grants have gone to 375 homeowners and renters.

Seven flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $69,000 in claims have been.

 Nearly $2.9 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 121 homeowners and renters and three businesses.

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Jackson County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:25

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Jackson County residents have received

more than $41.6 million in total federal funds:*

 Nearly $11.7 million in federal grants have gone to almost 3,433 homeowners and renters.

 Fourteen flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $106,090 in claims have been

paid.

 More than $29.8 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have

been approved for 741 homeowners and renters and 21 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

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FACT SHEET: Recoevry at a Glance - Holmes County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:12

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Holmes County residents have received

more than $1 million in total federal funds:*

 More than $365 million in federal grants have gone to almost 175 homeowners and renters.

 More than $772,800 in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 34 homeowners and renters and two businesses.

Housing Assistance:

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FACT SHEET: Recovery at a Glance - Gulf County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:07

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gulf County residents have received more

than $87.4 million in total federal funds:*

 More than $9.3 million in federal grants have gone to almost 1,635 homeowners and renters.

944 flood insurance claims have been filed. An estimated $43.9 million in claims have been

paid.

 More than $34 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have

been approved for 521 homeowners and renters and 34 businesses.

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Fact Sheet: Recovery at a Glance - Gadsden County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:34

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Gadsden County residents have received

nearly $8.5 million in total federal funds:*

 Nearly $3 million in state and federal grants have gone to almost 1,138 homeowners and renters.

One flood insurance claims has been filed and $71,000 has been paid.

 Nearly $5.5 million in U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans have been

approved for 224 homeowners and renters and 10 businesses.

Housing Assistance:

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Emergency Preparedness Is a Year-Round Responsibility

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:32

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – Hurricane season is officially over, but residents should remember that disaster preparedness is a year-round responsibility.

 

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Fact Sheet: Recovery at a Glance - Franklin County

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 08:15

Since the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Michael, Franklin County residents have received

more than $13.45 million in total federal funds:*

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Wisconsin Residents have One Week to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 07:42

Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin residents affected by the late summer storms and flooding have one week left to register for federal disaster assistance. The deadline is Monday, December 17, 2018. Residents in Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk or Vernon counties can register for federal assistance in one of the following ways:
 
•  Online at DisasterAssistance.gov;
•  Use the FEMA App; or

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HUD Teams with FEMA to Support Florida Survivors

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:44

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If you were receiving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rental assistance and were displaced by Hurricane Michael, you may be eligible for help from FEMA.

Federal law prevents FEMA from duplicating benefits provided by another agency. When your HUD-assisted home becomes unlivable, HUD stops paying rental assistance for that residence. You may then be eligible for other forms of disaster assistance.

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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Bay and Leon Counties

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:35

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Floridians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Bay and Leon counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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FAQ: Getting the Disaster Help You Need

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:10

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Federal, state and non-profit organizations are working every day to help Butte County wildfire survivors. The following questions and answers address common questions and clear up rumors and misconceptions.

1. Does my property have to be inspected within 30 days to remain eligible for disaster assistance?

No. The disaster assistance application period remains open until Jan. 11, 2019, and survivors do not become ineligible if their properties cannot yet be inspected.

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