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Hurricane Michael recovery efforts continuing across Big Bend

Posted at 3:33 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 16:11:04-04

(WTXL) - Hurricane Michael Recovery efforts continue throughout the Big Bend.

Here's an update on progress since the storm hit in October.

Storm victims in Leon County have received more than $4.4 million in federal funds, and almost $242,000 for basic housing repairs.

So far, 1.6 million-cubic-yards of debris have been removed from Leon County.

In Gadsden County, victims have gotten more than $11.4 million dollars in federal funding, and more than $1.6 million in funding for housing repairs.

The Disaster Recovery Center at Old Gretna Elementary School opened on October 24th and so far has helped more than 2,600 visitors.

Jackson County was also devastated by Michael,, and residents received more than $56 million in total federal funding, and more than $6.5 million for housing repairs.

Plus, the Army Corps of Engineers has installed 839 blue roofs in Jackson County.That means those families are able to live in their homes while they make other permanent repairs.

In Taylor County, residents have recieved more than $804,000 in federal funding.

Almost $49,000 has been approved for basic housing repairs.

And more than 2,400 survivors got help through Disaster Survivor Assistance.