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Hurricane Recovery

Hurricane Michael Home Repair Program 

It is the intent of the Gadsden County State Housing Initiative Partnership Program to provide funding to improve the living conditions of homeowners residing in conditions that affect their health, safety and welfare. This program makes emergency repairs and improvements to homes affected by the recent hurricane to owner occupied dwellings by Extremely Low, Very Low and Low Income homeowner(s). Funds are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

To apply to receive assistance or find out program guidelines, click here: https://bit.ly/2qHSn57

Gadsden County has been approved for Florida Disaster Snap Food Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

To assist Gadsden County residents impacted by Hurricane Michael, the Department of Children and Families has implemented the Federal Disaster SNAP Food Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

All Gadsden County residents are strongly encouraged to pre-register online and take advantage of the phone application option available through Nov. 7. Individuals who do not complete the phone application can come in-person to the Agriculture Center in Quincy from Nov. 7 – 11. .


Applicants should:
 Pre-register at: www.MyFLFamilies.com/DSNAP 
 Call 1-855-278-7136 Monday (11/5) or Wednesday (11/7) to complete the process via telephone
 Write down the registration # assigned to their case and provide it when interviewing to speed up the application process
 Any household that completes a telephone interview does NOT need to visit a site location

 If visiting the site, only 1 person per household should come to the site

 Bring a valid Florida Driver License, or other form of identification

Site will be open 11/7-11/11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Livestock Pavilion at Agricultural Center, 2140 W Jefferson Street, Quincy 32351

Houses of Worship in Florida may be Eligible for FEMA Public Assistance 

More info here: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/11/05/houses-worship-florida-may-be-eligible-fema-public-assistance-cover-damage

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Now Open in Gadsden County 

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Gadsden County is now open and located at Gretna Elementary School, 706 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens may talk one on one with FEMA representatives about programs or other disaster assistance programs, and to ask questions related to their Individual Assistance claims. Representatives from FDEM, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.

FEMA representatives can offer help on a variety of issues like:

  • Applying for assistance
  • Types of disaster assistance programs
  • Status of your application
  • Understanding letters you get from FEMA
  • Finding housing and rental assistance information
  • Referrals to agencies that may offer other assistance

Citizens are still encouraged to apply or check an application status online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 1 (800) 621-3362.

Permitting Fees

Gadsden County has temporarily waived permitting fees for storm damages related to Hurricane Michael. Related damages can range from electrical to roof damage. Homeowners and licensed contractors can take advantage of this service until Monday, November 5.

Price Gouging

The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to report price gouging and scams by calling 1 (866) 9NO-SCAM or 1 (866) 966-7226.

Citizens should use caution when buying from a door-to-door salesperson or when signing blank insurance claim forms. Verify before you buy. Call the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236) or www.MyFloridaCFO.com to find out if an insurance company and agent are licensed.

Individual Assistance from FEMA Available to Gadsden County Residents

Gadsden County has been declared for Individual Assistance by FEMA. Citizens may at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1 (800) 621-3362.

When applying, FEMA will ask for the following information:

  • Address if damaged home or apartment
  • Names of people living in the household
  • Description of damages
  • Social Security Number
  • Contact phone number
  • Mailing address

Citizens are reminded to keep up with all documents, receipts and confirmation numbers.

Shelters

The shelter is currently located at Gretna Elementary School.

Volunteer Opportunities 

Citizens who would like to assist in Hurricane Michael response efforts should sign up using this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdjGxIIMmjOXfkPLyAaatzpCBJ3lNrCqJk6WrlRwioJyeC6Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Small Business Information

DEO has launched the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to provide short-term, interest-free loans to affects businesses at www.floridadisasterloan.org.

DEO has opened the Business Damage Assessment Survey for businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. Businesses with damage should complete the survey at https://www.floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments

Businesses can also visit www.FloridaDisaster.biz to view tips for assessing storm damage and to register to receive updates on storm recovery.

Disaster Reemployment Assistance

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has made the Disaster Reemployment Assistance program available for Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Michael. To file a DUA claim go to www.FloridaJobs.org or call 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to assist claimants.

Curfew

The Gadsden County curfew has been lifted.

Boil Water Notice

A boil water notice has been issued for Pat Thomas RV Park. No other boil water notices have been issued at this time.

Text Alerts

Citizens may text ALERTGADSDEN to 888 777 for up to date text alerts with emergency information. 

Gadsden County reminds citizens that information regarding shelters and distribution sites can be found online at www.GadsdenCountyFL.gov .

News Organizations
Information for news organization seeking details on the recovery effort taking place in Gadsden County.
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Municipalities
Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway, Quincy
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Debris Removal
Information about debris removal for Gadsden County
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Bid Information
Due to Hurricane Michael, the following bid deadlines have been extended
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Housing Resources
Hurricane Michael Housing Repair Program
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Contact Us:

9- B East Jefferson St, P.O. Box 1799, Quincy FL 32353