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Here is the latest update from FEMA:

Stay in Touch with FEMA
•    Contact FEMA if you have any updates or changes to your application for disaster assistance, including access to your primary home, utility service, and current location. 
•    Visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA Helpline 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) to update your application.

Don’t wait to clean up and make repairs to your flood-damaged home
•    Take photos or videos of all damage before you start cleaning or repairing your property and save your receipts for any clean up or repairs. An inspector will contact you to arrange an inspection. Inspections are free.

Disaster Fraud Hotline
•    If you have been defrauded or suspect fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement of disaster relief operations, call the Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 (TTY 1-844-889-4357). 
Your call is anonymous and confidential


FEMA Rumor Page
•   https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-michael-rumor-control

FEMA Individuals and Assistance Programs

Individuals & Households 
•    More than 92,000 families and individuals have contacted FEMA for help and information.
•    More than $96 million in FEMA grants approved, including more than $79 million in housing assistance, and nearly $17 million of Other Needs Assistance.
•    57,497 Housing inspections have been completed

Rental Assistance
•    16,433 homeowners and renters approved for rental assistance.
•    FEMA is working closely with the state to provide other forms of temporary housing.

Transitional Sheltering Assistance
•    TSA is approved for Bay, Gulf and Jackson counties. 
•    Find a list of TSA-approved hotels on DisasterAssistance.gov or contacting the FEMA Helpline 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585), or visit a Disaster Recovery Center. Contact the hotel directly to secure a room. 
•    980 survivor households currently checked into hotels, 
499 households have checked out.

Federal Partners

Small Business Administration (SBA)
•    More than 10,400 loan applications received with nearly than $126.7 million in approved loans
•    To apply for an SBA loan call:  800-659-2955   or online at:  disasterassistance.gov 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
•    Deadline to register for the Blue Roof Program is Nov. 11.
•    More than 3,300 Blue Roofs have been installed. 
•    Applicants can submit ROE forms through one of two methods: 
o    Online at www.usace.army.mil/blueroof.
o    At a Blue Roof ROE collection center; a list of open centers can be obtained by calling 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258)

FEMA/STATE Disaster Recovery Centers 

County and #    Location    Hours
    Bay County Public Library 
898 West 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#13    John B. Gore Park 
520 Beulah Avenue, Callaway, FL 32404
Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#10    Sam Atkins Park 
NW Silas Green Street, Blountstown, FL 32424    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#2    Carrabelle Public Library
311 Saint James Avenue Carrabelle, FL 32327    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#7    Old Gretna Elementary School
706 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gretna, FL 32332    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#9    Port Saint Joe Library
110 Library Drive, Port Saint Joe, FL 32456    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#12    Wewahitchka Town Hall
211 Florida 71
Wewahitchka, FL 32465    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#5    Holmes County Agricultural Center
1173 E Hwy 90, Bonifay, FL 32425    Closed Nov. 6.
Reopens Nov. 7 at noon     
#3    University Extension Office
2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, FL 32448    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#4    LeRoy Collins Main Library
200 W. Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#8    Veterans Memorial Park 
10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way, Bristol, FL 32321    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#1    Community One Stop 
  318 Shadeville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL
  32327    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     
#6    Washington County AG Center
1424 W. Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428    Mon. to Sun.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.     

Mobile Registration Intake Centers
•    There are four Mobile Registration Intake Centers. 
•    For locations, visit www.floridadisaster.org/info/#mrics.
County    Address    Hours
Bay    Lynn Haven City Hall 
826 Ohio Drive, Lynn Haven, FL 32444
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mon. to Sun.
Bay    Mexico Beach City Hall 
201 Paradise Path, Mexico Beach, FL 32410
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mon. to Sun.
Bay    Parking Lot 
225 S. Tyndall Parkway, Panama City, FL 32404
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mon. to Sun.
Gulf    Constitution Convention Museum State Park
2201 Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mon. to Sun.

Mobile Disaster Recovery Center
•    One Mobile Recovery Center is open.
County    Address    Hours
Calhoun #1a
    Behind Altha Public School 
25793 North Main Street, Altha, FL, 32421    8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 5 to Thurs Nov. 8 

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“Ranting and raving” about the blue tarps is a BAD thing! Not positive. The blue tarps are apparently doing a great job and people are giving them excellent feedback. Maybe they’re giving rave reviews ???

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