26,274 volunteers from about 270 voluntary agencies logged more than 1.24 million hours to help survivors 100 Days Marks Hurricane Recovery Progress In the 100 days since the Sept. 10, 2017, presidential disaster declaration following Hurricane Irma’s destructive path through Florida, the state, with help from federal partners, has progressed from a response to significant recovery.Milestones point to this progress: Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter $519.8 million National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) payments on claims Bill What no one has a clear picture of yet, are the gaps in rebuilding. 13,000 homes have a blue tarp. How many have sufficient funds from FEMA or insurance to repair/replace those roofs? There are many low income homeowners, who had crummy insurance, or none, that need help figuring out how to get the repairs done. A $5000 deductible might mean nothing happens. In St Johns County, after Mathew, FEMA reported there were 600 elderly home owners who filed a claim AND reported they had no insurance. It’s a community economic issue when they either fall into a crisis, or they walk away, ad leave another abandoned home to be dealt with over the next few years. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! More than $1 billion in disaster assistance low-interest loans approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 13,370 temporary roofs were installed. Operation Blue Roof has been completed in the state of Florida Nearly 303,747 homes visited by FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance teams 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 20, 2017 at 8:24 am Reply TAGSFEMAHurricane Irma Previous articleNew dredging project is underway at Lake ApopkaNext articleBecker calls for Apopka City Council to re-visit Medical Marijuana ban Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR $958 million approved for survivors through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individuals and Household Program (IHP) $3.2 million in Disaster Unemployment Assistance to more than 5,900 Floridians who lost work or income due to Irma As of Dec. 14, federal agencies have provided more than $2.49 billion to help cover losses caused by Hurricane Irma. This includes money paid out to NFIP policyholders, through low-interest disaster loans from U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and from FEMA grants. These funds make it possible to begin rebuilding homes and restoring communities.Soon after Hurricane Irma struck, FEMA sent Disaster Survivor Assistance teams to affected areas informing survivors of available assistance. These teams spoke with and delivered information to about 190,000 people.More than 2.6 million survivors in the designated counties have registered for assistance. At the peak of the response to Hurricane Irma, 22 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) were open to assist survivors with registration and answer questions. The remaining two open DRCs close permanently this week.Individuals and families received more than $940 million in FEMA grants, including $160 million for repair of disaster-damaged housing and nearly $490 million in rental assistance.SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and business owners. The SBA has approved more than $1 billion in disaster loans to help over 28,400 businesses and residents to repair, rebuild, replace and recover.The NFIP has received more than 27,555 claims and paid more than $519.8 million to policyholders, including advance payments to help homeowners with repairs.Public Assistance (PA)Currently, FEMA and the state are assessing projects submitted for federal disaster assistance. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program provides grants to state and local governments and certain nonprofit entities for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of infrastructure. To date, 1,174 Requests for Public Assistance have been received by the state. The federal share of assistance for this disaster is 75 percent of eligible costs.Voluntary Agencies and Unmet NeedsVolunteers from the state of Florida and across the country are lending their time and talent to the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Currently, volunteer agencies, faith-based groups, local service clubs and individual volunteers are helping with cleanup and rebuilding from Jacksonville to the Keys. Together, these volunteers are assisting in resolving unmet needs and clearing the way for recovery.For more recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMA’s Facebook page. 99,973 Floridians received face-to-face assistance at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the state $2.49 billion in survivors’ pockets Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.