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Hurricane Ian assistance reaches more than $4.45B

January 3, 2023 - FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) reported that over $4.45 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments have been provided to the state and households to "help survivors affected by Hurricane Ian jumpstart their recoveries." FEMA has provided $859 million to households affected by the hurricane and $503 million to the state for emergency response to Hurricane Ian, while the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided $1.37 billion in disaster loans and the National Flood Insurance Program has paid $1.72 billion in claims to survivors of Hurricane Ian, according to FEMA.  FEMA has made individual assistance available to 26 counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian, including Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. 

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