FEMA Hurricane Sally Update: $33 Million Approved For Individual Assistance, How To Get More Info

January 10, 2021

Following Hurricane Sally, FEMA approved 7,986 individuals and households for $33 million in FEMA assistance, including $25.7 million approved for housing assistance and $7.3 million approved for other disaster-related needs.

Another $81.2 million in SBA loans were approved for 2,081 applicants. And 4,472 claims were filed with the National Flood Insurance Program with $121.1 million paid out.

How to check status of your FEMA application

Survivors in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties who registered with FEMA can check the status of their applications, ask questions and get information in several ways:

  • By visiting DisasterAssistance.gov
  • Using the FEMA App for mobile devices
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific phone number assigned to that service.


Individuals and households that have registered with FEMA may check the status of their application and upload documents on DisasterAssistance.gov.

Hurricane Sally Florida Recovery Resources & Information Portal

After the immediate response to a disaster, the focus of disaster operations shifts to recovery. FEMA Interagency Recovery Coordination (IRC) helps communities plan long-term recovery and provides resources to help them build capacity.

Recovery after a disaster presents complex challenges that require coordination among federal, state, local, private and non-governmental partners. IRC helps communities develop strategies to recover from the economic, social and other impacts of Hurricane Sally.

IRC has developed the Hurricane Sally IRC Recovery Resources & Information Portal for important updates and guidance, grant opportunities, fast-track webinars, resources, links and much more. To access the portal, sign in as a guest here: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/dr4564sally/.

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13 Responses to “FEMA Hurricane Sally Update: $33 Million Approved For Individual Assistance, How To Get More Info”

  1. Tomeka Bonner on January 12th, 2021 6:45 am

    I have been waiting for my appeal process since October 20, 2020 each customer service person gives you a different story, the supervisors dont call back, wayyyyyy to long to suffer

  2. Judy E Russell on January 12th, 2021 3:15 am

    I lived in Holmes county n lost my place i was renting , despite being high off the ground water still came in the house n one! day i lost everything ! N no help its like it never happend was very devistaing !

  3. Kimberly Clark on January 11th, 2021 11:16 pm

    Ive been waitingsince October to. Ive sent every document they’ve asked me to send them. And all I do is sit and wait every time I call that like it’s a problem and tell me it’s pending. How much longer are you going to make us great I can’t even stay in my home I’m on SSI can afford to not stay in my home

  4. Brenda B Brasher on January 11th, 2021 10:08 pm

    Application asked if we had a power surge. We Did and it destroyed our stove. That was only claim. Called FEMA and was told denied since we had a roof over our head. Went to local location twice. No one there. Later received email asking if we needed inspection. Gave up.

  5. Tywain D Peters on January 11th, 2021 10:00 pm

    I being waiting for assistant since October 3,2020 they turn me down I filed an appeal they telling me appeals could take 90 days it being like 78 days already I haven’t heard anything at all just a slow moving process

  6. Tiffany Curry on January 11th, 2021 10:30 am

    I have been waiting for assistance for months. I had to appeal sally. I’m not even going to waste my time appealing zeta. My children and I have had to move out of our home which they are aware of. None of the agents are helpful and they all say it’s going to take 90 days. I’ve been uploading every document they have asked me for since the month of October. I live in a county that has not been mentioned and people STILL need help !

  7. Jakara on January 11th, 2021 9:12 am

    Why Is it taking so long for appeal assistance from Sally and Zeta we just haven’t heard anything have Fema forgotten about all of the other surrounding counties seems escambia residents have been assisted. People including myself still assistance and we would like to know whats the hold up when you call the helpline they can’t give you a date

  8. Toni Bradley on January 11th, 2021 4:42 am

    I’ve been waiting for assistant from fema since October 25th. The investigator told me it would take 10 days. It’s been almost 3 months.

  9. Alicia on January 10th, 2021 10:57 pm

    We had to file an appeal for our Hurricane Sally claim. We were told it could take months before we knew something.

  10. Latasha Barron on January 10th, 2021 9:34 pm

    Still stayin from house to car still waiting power surge removed all power from house unable to turn power on roof cavin in electricity box shot power box blow out me an family unable to stay because house falling apart in an out ceiling walls an floor all mold mewed.been months now displaced saddly

  11. Latessa Duncan on January 10th, 2021 7:42 pm

    Been waiting on approveal from fema for almost 3 months what should I do?

  12. Maribel munguia on January 10th, 2021 3:49 pm

    When will they assist me been waiting for months need to fix my home …

  13. Rose Gilbert on January 10th, 2021 3:26 pm

    My daughter and her 5 kids has be living in their truck. Still oct 15 they need a place to going

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