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Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Residents and businesses in
Alabama affected by severe storms and flooding on
Dec. 25-26, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator
Karen G. Mills announced today.
Administrator Mills made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov.
Robert Bentley on
Jan. 4, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers the
Pike counties and the adjacent counties of
"The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of
Alabama with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes with federal disaster loans," said Administrator Mills. "Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."
"Loans up to
$200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to
$40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property," said
Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. "SBA's customer service representatives are on hand at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to issue applications and assist survivors with completing their applications," Skaggs added.
The Centers are located in the following communities and are open as indicated: