This page is dedicated to providing public updates on severe weather events in Jackson County.
Citizen Hotline for storm, shelter, and debris questions: 850-718-0020
January, 2024 Winter Storm, Finn Road Status:
Wednesday, January 10, 2024. 2 PM, CST.
For material resources such as tarps and other supplies, you can contact
Chipola Baptist Association at: (850) 526-4050.
North Florida Long Term Recovery at: (850) 724-1120
Link that can be used to make monetary donations to the relief efforts of the 2024 January Severe Weather Event.
(The link may say for Hurricane Michael, but it will also be used for the January Severe Weather Event.)
Red Cross Shelter will close at 5 PM, CST, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.
They will remain available to open again in response to potential severe weather tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 12, 2024.
American Red Cross of North Florida had shelters open since the storm passed on Tuesday and Red Crossers are on the ground in Bay and Jackson counties assessing damage and providing supplies and meals.
If your home has been damaged by the storm and you need help, please call
1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
Find a shelter: https://www.redcross.org/…/find-an-open-shelter.html
Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, making $10 million available for businesses impacted by yesterday’s severe weather, including multiple tornadoes. Florida small business owners in need of assistance are encouraged to visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. Businesses in Bay and Jackson counties, including sole proprietors, are eligible to apply.
Visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL to learn more about the program, view the lending guidelines and required documentation, and complete an application by the March 9, 2024, deadline.
THE JANUARY 9, 2024 “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” IS HEREBY RESCINDED FOLLOWING RESTORATION OF POWER AND THE SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF THE BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWING THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.
The Housing Grants Office may assist with recovery efforts through the SHIP Program:
• Income-based for low to moderate-income persons determined by the number of household occupants
• The home must owner occupied and eligible for repairs
• Additional eligibility requirements may be determined through a pre-screening
• Disaster Mitigation Assistance Grant up to $30,000.00 for storm-damaged homes following a declared state of emergency to include:
• Purchase of emergency supplies for eligible households to weatherproof damaged homes
• Interim repairs to avoid further damage; tree and debris removal required to make the individual housing unit habitable.
• Construction of wells or repair of existing wells where public water is not available
• Payment of insurance deductibles for rehabilitation of homes covered under homeowners’ insurance policies
• Security deposit for eligible recipients that have been displaced from their homes due to disaster
• Rental assistance for eligible recipients that have been displaced from their homes due to disaster
• Strategies included in the approved LHAP that benefit applicants directly affected by the declared disaster
• Emergency Repair or Rehabilitation Assistance up to $50,000.00 for home repairs including roofing, electrical, plumbing, sanitary disposal, life/safety conditions, structural code deficiencies, and other related repairs.
• Property must be owner occupied.
• 10 Year Mortgage Loan, or 5 Year Mortgage Loan for residents 62 years or older
• No interest or monthly payments
• Loan is forgiven as long as the terms are met for the duration of the loan
Housing Grants website, https://jacksoncountyfl.gov/…/housing-grants-office/ is the link to contact the program administrators for SHIP
Apply for assistance: https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/ARPC/Participant
Or, contact Kim Cole Sweazy, Housing Grants Coordinator at 850-482-9083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.